COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tyson Bolenbaugh had 13 of his 15 points in the second half as top-ranked Convoy Crestview rallied for a 54-50 win over New Madison Tri-Village in a Division IV boys state semifinal at Ohio State's Value City Arena.
The Knights (28-0) on Thursday advanced to play Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas for its first state championship in Saturday's title game.
Tri-Village (26-2) had a 24-19 halftime lead but was outscored 15-4 in the third quarter. The difference in the game was Crestview making 22 of 27 free throws while Tri-Village was 10 for 13.
Cam Etzler had 13 points and Damian Helm had 10 for Crestview. Tyler Cook, an Associated Press Division IV co-player of the year along with Helm, had 20 points and Damion Cook had 16 for Tri-Village.
Paul leads St. Thomas Aquinas past Harvest Prep
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jacob Paul led three Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas players in double figures with 15 points and the Knights continued their late-season surge with a 54-41 win Thursday against Canal Winchester Harvest Prep in a Division IV boys state semifinal at Ohio State's Value City Arena.
The Knights (18-11) have won nine straight and will play for their first state championship in Saturday's title game.
Harvest Prep (26-2), ranked No. 2 in the final Associated Press regular-season poll, had a 20-game winning streak stopped. The Warriors trailed 39-35 after three quarters but made two field goals in the fourth when Paul scored nine points, seven from the foul line.
Austin Hill and Anthony Moeglin scored 11 points for Aquinas. David Dennis Jr. had 12 points for Harvest Prep.