Margaretta Takes Down Crestview 63-47
Top-seeded Margaretta is moving on to the Division III District finals after handling Crestview 63-47 in their semifinal showdown at Shelby High School.
The Polar Bears (23-1) used a staunch defensive effort to build a 16-6 lead heading into the second quarter where the Cougars (19-7) again struggled to score, falling into a 29-15 deficit by the half.
Crestview made their best run in the third quarter with Kenedi Goon scoring six of her 14 points but Margaretta got 10 in the frame from senior Jayden Moore helping the Polar Bears stretch out their lead to 49-33. Margaretta would play the fourth on cruise control to victory, putting eight players in the scoring column.
Moore led the Bears with 14 points, followed by Devyne Eisenhauer and Elliana Schaefer with 12 each and Taylor Malson added 11. Kathleen Leeper carried the Cougars with a game-best 20 points.
D3 state #3 ranked Margaretta will next face #2 Hopewell-Louden for the District title.