Northland vs. Gahanna Lincoln Preview

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By: Zach Fleer / @YS614

Three years ago, David defeated Goliath. In the 2010 regional final at the Fairgrounds Coliseum, Northland, the nation’s No. 1 team, led by Jared Sullinger and Trey Burke was dispatched 71-45 to an underdog Gahanna Lincoln squad in arguably the biggest upset in recent history. On Saturday evening, each team enters the Coliseum for another regional final with similar implications.  Continue reading

Marion-Franklin defeats DeSales for first district championship since 1993

Using their full-court pressure and stifling defense, 11th-seeded Marion Franklin was able to handily defeat DeSales 56-34 in a Division II district final at the Fairgrounds Coliseum Friday night. The Red Devils (13-12) were led by

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Full-court pressure helps Africentric roll over Delaware Christian

By: Zach Fleer / @YS614

City-League South champions Africentric (21-3) advanced to the Division IV district final with a resounding 55-38 victory over Delaware Christian (11-12). The Nubians used constant full-court pressure to get the Eagles out of rhythm, creating turnovers which led to fast break points. Continue reading

Westland runs past Westerville Central, 77-62

JJ Smith gets an offensive rebound and put-back towards the end of the first quarter.

JJ Smith gets an offensive rebound and put-back towards the end of the first quarter.

By: Zach Fleer / @YS614

Whatever struggles the Westland Cougars (18-6) had at home just a few weeks ago are long gone after tonight’s enormous victory over Westerville Central in the second round of tournament play, 77-62. Led by Kersey Long’s 26 points, the Cougars ran the Warhawks off the court with suffocating defense which in turn led to transition offense to guide Westland to the win. Continue reading

Columbus City-League sends nine teams to second round

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In the first round of Central district tournament play this weekend, the Columbus City-League had nine teams advance to the second round. In Division I action, No. 1 seed Northland rolled over Hilliard Bradley, 71-39. In addition to Northland’s victory, 20th-seeded Walnut Ridge dispatched 25th-seeded Pickerington North 50-41, behind a balanced scoring effort, including 14 points from Rob Wheelwright.  Continue reading