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Trojans in Div. III title game

COLUMBUS (AP) — Jayllen Carter scored 23 points, including three late free throws, to quell a frenetic Ottawa-Glandorf rally as Portsmouth advanced to the Division III final with a 74-66 semifinal victory Thursday at Value City Arena.

The Trojans (24-2) play Cincinnati Summit Country Day on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Portsmouth’s last of four championships came in 1988.

Carter had two of the Trojans’ four three-pointers in the second quarter when they increased a 17-16 lead to 41-26 at the break.

Ottawa-Glandorf (19-7) trailed by 17 with 2:20 left but John Lammers scored nine of his 19 points to help cut the deficit to 71-66 with 27 seconds to go before Carter made three of four foul shots.

Teammate Wayne Evans added 22 points and Dion McKinley had 13.

Country Day 49

St. Peter Chanel 41

COLUMBUS (AP) — Cincinnati Summit Country Day will vie for its first title after defeating Bedford St. Peter Chanel 49-41 in an Ohio boys Division III state semifinal game on Thursday at Value City Arena.

Antonio Woods’ 12 points led a balanced attack for the Silver Knights (25-1). The team will play the winner of the match between Portsmouth and Ottawa-Glandorf on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Country Day took the lead for good at 12-11 early in the second quarter and pushed the advantage to 43-28 with three minutes left before the Firebirds (23-4) mounted a small but futile comeback.

Woods was joined in double figures by teammates Holden Hertzel and Kevin Johnson, who had 10 points apiece.

Kyree Brewer and Ishmael Hargrove scored 13 for St. Peter Chanel.