Northland vs. Canton Timken Preview

By: Zach Fleer / @YS614

On Wednesday night, two of the 16 teams remaining in the state of Ohio will meet on the Ohio Expo Center Coliseum floor for a vital regional semifinal matchup. Northland, the No. 1 team in Division I comes into Wednesday’s game, winners of 26 straight, including a hard-fought victory over Olentangy Liberty, 52-48 on Saturday. At 17-9, Canton Timken enters the Coliseum as huge underdogs, but peaking at the right time.¬† Continue reading

Northland wins seventh-straight City-League Championship, defeating Africentric 53-51

With just 51 seconds to go, and the game tied at 46, Africentric (19-3, 13-2) had the opportunity of a lifetime to put an end to Northland’s historic 103-game Columbus City-League winning streak. The Nubians held the ball and were ready to take the final shot before a packed house at East High School. As was the case for the majority of the afternoon, Africentric missed another opportunity, turning the ball over with ten seconds remaining. Northland (22-0, 15-0)¬†would hit two free-throws following an Africentric foul, but the Nubians would tie the game at the buzzer, sending it into overtime. Continue reading