Versailles stuns No. 1 Chippewa

Published 4:04 am Friday, March 20, 2015

COLUMBUS (AP) — Freshman Kami McEldowney’s 13 points led three Versailles players in double-figure scoring, and clutch free-throw shooting helped the Tigers beat top-ranked Doylestown Chippewa 54-43 in a Division III girls state semifinal.

Versailles plays the winner of the Ottawa Glandorf-Proctorville Fairland game at 2 p.m. Saturday. Versailles won its lone title in 2008. The Tigers lost to Columbus Africentric in the 2014 championship game.

The Tigers (25-4) hit 9 of 10 foul shots after Chippewa (28-1) pulled to within 45-41 with 2 minutes left Thursday at Ohio State’s Value City Arena. McEldowney went 4-for-5 from the line in that span. Lauren Bruns and Taylor Winner each had 12 points for Versailles.

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Ashley Richardson had 18 points for Chippewa.