COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) --
Martyce Kimbrough, an Associated Press co-player of the year, scored 19
points and Lima Central Catholic dominated the second half for a 63-44
victory against St. Bernard Roger Bacon on Friday in a Division III boys
state semifinal at Ohio State's Value City Arena.
The Thunderbirds (24-4) advanced to play Cleveland Villa Angela-St.
Joseph for its second state championship in Saturday's title game.
Central Catholic led 32-25 at halftime but built the lead to 26,
61-35, with three minutes left in the game as Roger Bacon (22-5)
finished 12 for 39 percent from the floor.
Xavier Simpson had 14 points and Tre Cobbs 13 for Central Catholic in a game that had 46 fouls, 25 committed by Roger Bacon.
Bishop Ready 40
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Brian Parker had 17 points to help defending
champion Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph pull away for a 55-40 win
over Columbus Bishop Ready on Friday in a Division III boys state
semifinal at Ohio State's Value City Arena.
The Vikings (22-7) advanced to play for its sixth state championship in Saturday's title game.
Ready (21-6) trailed 40-35 after Kelly Culbertson hit a three-pointer
at the third-quarter buzzer but Parker, a co-player of the year, scored
the first six points of the fourth to start a 12-0 run to make the
score 52-35 for the second-ranked team in the final Associated Press
Maurice Johnson and Carlton Bragg had 11 points each for the Vikings. Josh Gantz had seven points for Ready.
Upper Arlington 74
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Senior Kevin Vannatta scored 25 points as
Upper Arlington defeated Trotwood-Madison, 74-49, in a Division I state
semifinal Friday at Ohio State's Value City Arena.
The unranked Golden Bears improved to 27-1 and will meet Lakewood St.
Edward (25-2) in Saturday's final. St. Edward was No. 3 in the final
Associated Press poll.
Upper Arlington used an 18-0 run to turn an early 12-6 deficit into a 12-point lead. Vannatta had eight points in that stretch.
Logan Richter had 14 points and Danny Hummer 10 points and 10 assists
for the winners. The Golden Bears had not made a state title game since
Dazhonetae Bennett led the fifth-ranked Rams (25-3) with 23 points. Bennett and Vannatta were both first-team all-staters.