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Sectional Final Recap: Top seeds all advance to district semifinals

By Zach Fleer, 03/03/17, 9:30PM EST


A look at the sectional final action in Division I on Friday

#1 Pickerington Central 112, #47 Westland 55

Four players scored in double-figures for No. 1 Pickerington Central as the Tigers rolled past No. 47 Westland, 112-55. Sophomore guard Jeremiah Francis led Pickerington Central with 16 points. With the win, the Tigers advance to take on No. 19 Mifflin in the district semifinals. 

#9 Pickerington North 44, #31 Logan 31

#10 Reynoldsburg 55, #33 Walnut Ridge 50

#14 Hilliard Davidson 50, #27 Central Crossing 37

No. 14 Hilliard Davidson shut down No. 27 Central Crossing for a third time this season, advancing past the Comets in a 50-37 win. The Wildcats were led by senior guard Nick Livingston, who scored a game-high 18 points. With the win, the Wildcats advance to take on No. 6 Westerville South, who ended Davidson's season last year in the district finals. 

#15 Olentangy Liberty 37, #21 New Albany 36

In a sloppy contest that did not offer many offensive highlights, No. 15 Olentangy Liberty edged out No. 21 New Albany, 37-36. Despite missing several chances at the line in the fourth quarter, Olentangy Liberty held on to advance to play No. 2 Newark in the district finals. Sophomore wing Ben Roderick led all scorers with 13 points, in addition to a game-high seven rebounds. 

#17 Grove City 78, #26 Olentangy 67

Grove City senior Zach Sammeth scored a career-high 27 points as the No. 17 Greyhounds knocked off the rust in a 78-67 win over No. 26 Olentangy. Sammeth was joined in double-figures by fellow senior Isaiah Dewberry, who finished with 20 points. Grove City advances to play No. 18 Dublin Coffman in the district semifinals. Wednesday's matchup will be a rematch of the 2015 district semifinals in which Grove City upset Dublin Coffman. 

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