Huber Heights wins D1 crown
COLUMBUS (AP) — D’Mitrik Trice scored 19 points to lead Huber Heights Wayne to the Division I state championship with a 65-57 victory over Westerville South on Saturday night in a battle between big-school teams making their debut on the biggest high school stage in Ohio.
Rodrick Caldwell had 14 points, Xeyrius Williams, a Dayton signee, added 12 and Trey Landers 10 for Wayne (26-4), which never trailed before a crowd of 10,664 at Ohio State’s Value City Arena.
Six-foot-9 sophomore Kaleb Wesson scored 15 points for Westerville South (27-2).
The Warriors led 22-11 after a quarter, 30-19 at the half and 46-33 through three quarters before spreading the floor and taking time off the clock. South got no closer than six points in the fourth.
Defiance 49, Cleve. Cath. 45
COLUMBUS (AP) — Wes Detter made the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime and also hit two critical technical foul shots late in regulation to lift Defiance to a 49-45 victory over Cleveland Central Catholic in the Division II state title game on Saturday night.
It was the first title for the fifth-ranked Bulldogs (27-2), who were making their third trip to the state tournament — but first in 75 years.
Katwan Singleton, a second-team Associated Press all-stater, had 18 points and 11 rebounds and his brother, Kameron, added 14 points for Defiance.
First-team All-Ohioan Antwon Lillard had 24 points for the eighth-ranked Ironmen (24-5), but he was called for the technical for hanging onto the rim on a dunk with 44 seconds left in regulation.