Pleasant downs Gilmour

Published 2:28 am Friday, March 11, 2016

COLUMBUS (AP) — Kamryn Kimmel scored 10 of her 17 points in the fourth quarter when Marion Pleasant rallied from eight points down to beat Gates Mill Gilmour Academy 50-47 in a girls Division III state semifinal on Thursday at Value City Arena.

The Spartans (27-2) will play Columbus Africentric on Saturday at 10:45 a.m. in the title game.

Gilmour (23-6) led 42-34 with six minutes to play but Kimmel keyed the comeback with two three-pointers from beyond the men’s college line.

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Her basket with 1:09 left put the Spartans ahead 48-44 and, after a three-pointer by Gilmour’s Emily Kelley, she made a pair of free throws to make it 50-47. Gilmour missed a last-second shot to tie.

Summer Blevins had 18 points for Pleasant. Naz Hillmon led Gilmour Academy with 16.