Cally Carpenter

Fredericktown freshman Cally Carpenter surveys the floor against Danville on Jan. 5, 2022.

A regional high school basketball wrap-up from all over central Ohio. Look to Knox Pages for sports results from Knox, Ashland, Morrow, Licking, Delaware, Richland, and Franklin counties. For feature coverage from this week, check out our sports section.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

BOYS BASKETBALL

Razor thin: Fredericktown earns tough victory over Northmor 59-54

The margin for error was so small it only piqued the anxiety, but Fredericktown didn't mind, dispatching Galion Northmor 59-54 on January 11 in Ohio boys high school basketball.

Danville's convoy passes Loudonville 64-48

No quarter was granted as Danville blunted Loudonville's plans 64-48 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

Over and out: Centerburg punches through Cardington-Lincoln 71-32

Centerburg showered the scoreboard with points to drown Cardington-Lincoln 71-32 in Ohio boys basketball on January 11.

Centerburg's shooting thundered to a 40-21 lead over Cardington-Lincoln at halftime.

East Knox imposes its will on Mount Gilead 54-32

East Knox dominated the first half and coasted to a convincing 54-32 victory over Mount Gilead in Ohio boys basketball on January 11.

Mount Vernon pushes over Marion Harding 74-64

Mount Vernon dumped Marion Harding 74-64 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

The Yellow Jackets opened a narrow 74-64 gap over the Presidents at the half.

Mount Vernon opened with a 17-16 advantage over Marion Harding through the first quarter.

Edison edges Clear Fork in tough test 45-37

Edison edged Clear Fork in a close 45-37 encounter in Ohio boys basketball on January 11.

Jetstream: Hilliard Darby's quick edge makes the difference against Grove City Central Crossing 52-34

Hilliard Darby raced to a big lead and never looked back in a 52-34 win over Grove City Central Crossing in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 11.

The first quarter gave the Panthers a 52-34 lead over the Comets.

Complete command: Hilliard Davidson thwarts all counters to defeat Marysville 61-29

Hilliard Davidson rolled past Marysville for a comfortable 61-29 victory in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 11.

Westerville South routs Columbus Franklin Heights 58-20

A combination of points and defense led to a knockout performance as Westerville South turned out the lights on Columbus Franklin Heights 58-20 on January 11 in Ohio boys high school basketball.

Buckeye Valley wins tense tussle with Grandview Heights 62-53

A nook of opportunity was all that was needed and Buckeye Valley nabbed it to nudge past Grandview Heights 62-53 at Delaware Buckeye Valley Local High on January 11 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

North Union topples Jonathan Alder 45-44

North Union didn't flinch from the challenge, finally repelling Jonathan Alder 45-44 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 11.

North Union fended off Jonathan Alder's last-ditch effort in a frantic final period.

The Wildcats made the first move by forging a 28-24 margin over the Pioneers after the first quarter.

Pickerington North sews up Upper Arlington 55-46

Pickerington North found the tipping point, and leaned on it to knock off Upper Arlington 55-46 in Ohio boys basketball action on January 11.

The Panthers avoided the brakes and shifted into victory gear via a 37-29 stretch over the final quarter.

The Panthers registered an 18-17 advantage at intermission over the Golden Bears.

Close Encounter: Dublin Coffman nips Reynoldsburg 45-38

The margin for error was so small it only piqued the anxiety, but Dublin Coffman didn't mind, dispatching Reynoldsburg 45-38 for an Ohio boys basketball victory on January 11.

Olentangy Orange designs winning blueprint on Dublin Jerome 54-41

Riding a wave of production, Olentangy Orange dunked Dublin Jerome 54-41 in Ohio boys basketball on January 11.

No pain, no gain; Dublin Scioto overcomes Big Walnut 41-27

Playing with a winning hand, Dublin Scioto trumped Sunbury Big Walnut 41-27 during this Ohio boys high school basketball game.

Just a bit better; Olentangy Liberty slips past Thomas Worthington 54-48

Olentangy Liberty upended Thomas Worthington for a narrow 54-48 victory on January 11 in Ohio boys high school basketball.

The Patriots moved in front of the Cardinals 40-30 going into the fourth quarter.

The Patriots opened a small 31-17 gap over the Cardinals at the intermission.

The Patriots darted in front of the Cardinals 15-10 to begin the second quarter.

Storm warning: Westerville North unleashes full fury on Worthington Kilbourne 56-34

Worthington Kilbourne had no answers as Westerville North roared to a 56-34 victory in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

The Warriors' rule showed as they carried a 42-26 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Warriors' shooting struck to a 37-16 lead over the Wolves at halftime.

Westerville North opened with a 17-12 advantage over Worthington Kilbourne through the first quarter.

Too close for comfort, Etna Liberty Christian strains past Westerville Northside Christian 60-59

Etna Liberty Christian edged Westerville Northside Christian in a close 60-59 encounter during this Ohio boys high school basketball game.

Stopped cold: Canal Winchester thwarts Delaware Hayes' quest 70-57

Saddled up and ready to go, Canal Winchester spurred past Delaware Hayes 70-57 in Ohio boys basketball action on January 11.

Canal Winchester's shooting moved to a 30-25 lead over Delaware Hayes at the intermission.

Canal Winchester jumped in front of Delaware Hayes 15-7 to begin the second quarter.

Westerville Central trips Olentangy in tenacious tussle 64-55

Westerville Central poked just enough holes in Olentangy's defense to garner a taut 64-55 victory in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

The clock were the only thing that stopped the Warhawks, which enjoyed the upper hand in a 36-32 fourth quarter, too.

Westerville Central's shooting moved to a 28-23 lead over Olentangy at halftime.

Close Encounter: New Albany nips Lancaster 52-43

The margin for error was so small it only piqued the anxiety, but New Albany didn't mind, dispatching Lancaster 52-43 at Lancaster High on January 11 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

New Albany's kept the advantage through the fourth quarter with a 34-19 scoring edge over Lancaster.

The Gales took a 24-18 lead over the Eagles heading to halftime locker room.

The Gales authored a promising start, taking advantage of the Eagles 11-7 at the end of the first quarter.

Newark survives taut tilt with Olentangy Berlin 51-45

Newark broke on top and refused to fold in holding off Olentangy Berlin 51-45 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

Through the early stages of the affair, Olentangy Berlin controlled the pace, taking a 22-21 lead into half.

The Wildcats opened with a 13-12 advantage over the Bears through the first quarter.

Granville Christian drums Westerville Genoa Christian in sound fashion 59-28

Granville Christian rolled past Westerville Genoa Christian for a comfortable 59-28 victory on January 11 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

Convincing fashion: Byesville Meadowbrook handles Warsaw River View 64-43

Warsaw River View had no answers as Byesville Meadowbrook roared to a 64-43 victory at Byesville Meadowbrook High on January 11 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

Licking Valley severs Zanesville's hopes 57-43

Licking Valley put together a victorious gameplan to stop Zanesville 57-43 in Ohio boys basketball on January 11.

     

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Marysville pours it on Hilliard Davidson 55-18

Marysville left no doubt of its superiority in polishing off Hilliard Davidson 55-18 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 11.

Marysville's power showed as it carried a 47-17 lead into the fourth quarter.

Marysville's shooting stomped on to a 32-11 lead over Hilliard Davidson at the intermission.

Hilliard Darby rains down on Grove City Central Crossing 44-30

Hilliard Darby handed Grove City Central Crossing a tough 44-30 loss in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

Ruh-Roh, Westerville South shuts down Columbus Franklin Heights 60-25

Westerville South left no doubt of its superiority in polishing off Columbus Franklin Heights 60-25 during this Ohio girls high school basketball game.

Upper Arlington designs winning blueprint on Pickerington North 47-28

Saddled up and ready to go, Upper Arlington spurred past Pickerington North 47-28 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 11.

No quarter given: Groveport Madison Christian puts down Plain City Shekinah Christian 39-15

Groveport Madison Christian's river of points eventually washed away Plain City Shekinah Christian in a 39-15 offensive cavalcade in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

Dublin Jerome's initial burst crucial to stopping Olentangy Orange 47-37

A swift start blazed a winning path for Dublin Jerome during a 47-37 win over Olentangy Orange in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

The Pioneers were unable to gain ground in the final period, as the Celtics cloned their points production 15-15.

The Celtics' edge showed as they carried a 32-22 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Celtics took charge in front of the Pioneers 27-11 to begin the second quarter.

Dublin Scioto sprints past Big Walnut 41-27

Dublin Scioto grabbed a 41-27 victory at the expense of Big Walnut in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

Both squads drew cheers for fourth-quarter scores, but the period resulted in a 7-7 draw, which were all the Irish needed.

The Irish broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 34-20 lead over the Golden Eagles.

Westerville North severs Worthington Kilbourne's hopes 45-34

No quarter was granted as Westerville North blunted Worthington Kilbourne's plans 45-34 during this Ohio girls high school basketball game.

Delaware Christian hammers Columbus Briggs into submission 60-30

Delaware Christian left no doubt of its superiority in polishing off Columbus Briggs 60-30 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

Razor thin: Olentangy earns tough victory over Westerville Central 64-58

The margin for error was so small it only piqued the anxiety, but Olentangy didn't mind, dispatching Westerville Central 64-58 on January 11 in Ohio girls high school basketball.

     

Monday, Jan. 10

BOYS BASKETBALL

St. Francis DeSales' convoy passes Tri-Valley 59-44

Saddled up and ready to go, St. Francis DeSales spurred past Tri-Valley 59-44 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 10.

The Stallions' upper hand showed as they carried a 44-37 lead into the fourth quarter.

St. Francis DeSales' offense moved to a 30-21 lead over Tri-Valley at the half.

The Stallions made the first move by forging a 20-15 margin over the Scotties after the first quarter.

     

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Dublin Coffman flies high over Columbus Northland 54-19

Dublin Coffman showered the scoreboard with points to drown Columbus Northland 54-19 for an Ohio girls basketball victory on January 10.

Christian earns solid win over Columbus Independence 55-45

Stretched out and finally snapped, Granville Christian put just enough pressure on Columbus Independence to earn a 55-45 victory in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 10.

Too close for comfort, Sugar Grove Berne Union strains past Johnstown 44-38

Sugar Grove Berne Union broke on top and refused to fold in holding off Johnstown 44-38 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

Thornville Sheridan bounces Warsaw River View in up-and-down tilt 66-18

Thornville Sheridan jumped out to an early lead and pulled away for a 66-18 win over Warsaw River View in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 10.

The Generals' dominance showed as they carried a 66-18 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Generals made the first move by forging a 41-8 margin over the Black Bears after the first quarter.

    

Saturday, Jan. 8

BOYS BASKETBALL

Centerburg hammers Highland into submission 73-36

Centerburg showed little mercy and even less remorse in overpowering Highland 73-36 in Ohio boys basketball on January 8.

Newark hammers Mount Vernon into submission 63-29

Fireworks are most common on the Fourth of July, but Newark broke out its own form of pyrotechnics during its 63-29 explosion on Mount Vernon during this Ohio boys high school basketball game.

The Wildcats' domination showed as they carried a 51-24 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Wildcats' offense darted to a 32-18 lead over the Yellow Jackets at halftime.

Newark jumped in front of Mount Vernon 8-5 to begin the second quarter.

Mount Gilead squeezes past Galion 53-47

Mount Gilead upended Galion for a narrow 53-47 victory in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 8.

Jetstream: Lexington's quick edge makes the difference against Clear Fork 50-24

Lexington raced to a big lead and never looked back in a 50-24 win over Clear Fork in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 8.

Close Encounter: Granville nips Watkins Memorial 44-41

A nook of opportunity was all that was needed and Granville nabbed it to nudge past Watkins Memorial 44-41 on January 8 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

Dublin Jerome hammers St. Marys into submission 58-38

Dublin Jerome showed little mercy and even less remorse in overpowering St. Marys 58-38 in Ohio boys basketball on January 8.

The Celtics kept a 38-26 half margin at the Roughriders' expense.

Dublin Jerome darted in front of St. Marys 25-13 to begin the second quarter.

Johnstown tacks win on Dayton Northridge 55-35

Johnstown handled Dayton Northridge 55-35 in an impressive showing in Ohio boys basketball on January 8.

Hilliard Bradley posts win at Columbus Beechcroft's expense 63-46

No quarter was granted as Hilliard Bradley blunted Columbus Beechcroft's plans 63-46 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

Hilliard Bradley jumped on top in front of Columbus Beechcroft 50-34 going into the fourth quarter.

Hilliard Bradley fought to a 33-19 intermission margin at Columbus Beechcroft's expense.

Too close for comfort, Columbus Africentric strains past Dublin Coffman 76-71

Columbus Africentric broke on top and refused to fold in holding off Dublin Coffman 76-71 in Ohio boys basketball action on January 8.

Dublin Coffman fought to an interesting fourth quarter, yet Columbus Africentric would not be denied in finishing off this victory.

Columbus Africentric broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 52-45 lead over Dublin Coffman.

Had this been a prize fight, the Shamrocks would've earned the judge's decision at halftime, with a 36-29 lead on the Nubians.

Too much fuss: Granville Christian stresses Plain City Shekinah Christian 67-51

Granville Christian collected a 67-51 victory over Plain City Shekinah Christian during this Ohio boys high school basketball game.

New Albany casts spell on Columbus Walnut Ridge 58-56

Saturday's outing turned into an endurance test that New Albany passed in a 58-56 victory at Columbus Walnut Ridge's expense in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 8.

New Albany enjoyed a modest margin over Columbus Walnut Ridge with a 43-37 lead heading to the fourth quarter.

New Albany opened a meager 37-25 gap over Columbus Walnut Ridge at halftime.

The Scots authored a promising start, taking advantage of the Eagles 17-11 at the end of the first quarter.

Extra time is kind to Westerville South in overtime defeat of Westerville Central 58-54

Extra action was needed before Westerville South could slip past Westerville Central 58-54 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 8.

Westerville South hummed like a well-oiled machine through the first overtime period, extending the lead with a 23-21 advantage in the frame.

Westerville South broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 35-33 lead over Westerville Central.

Heath outlasts Newark Catholic 57-40

Heath notched a win on the victory belt after defeating Newark Catholic 57-40 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

Heath broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 48-26 lead over Newark Catholic.

Licking Valley outlasts Warsaw River View 55-45

Playing with a winning hand, Newark Licking Valley trumped Warsaw River View 55-45 in Ohio boys basketball action on January 8.

    

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Winning recipe: West Holmes broils Mount Vernon 53-43

West Holmes charged Mount Vernon and collected a 53-43 victory on January 8 in Ohio girls high school basketball action.

Fredericktown denies Mount Gilead's challenge 40-27

Fredericktown collected a 40-27 victory over Mount Gilead in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 8.

Dublin Coffman tops Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 50-37

No quarter was granted as Dublin Coffman blunted Whitehouse Anthony Wayne's plans 50-37 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

Marysville earns solid win over St. Marys 59-43

Playing with a winning hand, Marysville trumped St. Marys 59-43 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 8.

Jonathan Alder outlasts New Carlisle Tecumseh 53-39

Jonathan Alder collected a 53-39 victory over New Carlisle Tecumseh in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

Hilliard Davidson cancels check from Hilliard Darby 46-35

Saddled up and ready to go, Hilliard Davidson spurred past Hilliard Darby 46-35 in Ohio girls basketball action on January 8.

Over and out: Granville Christian punches through Plain City Shekinah Christian 56-22

Granville Christian's overpowering offense lit up the scoreboard to topple Plain City Shekinah Christian 56-22 at Plain City Shekinah Christian High on January 8 in Ohio girls high school basketball action.

Bishop Hartley hammers Olentangy Berlin into submission 58-34

Bishop Hartley didn't tinker around with Olentangy Berlin. A 58-34 result offered a strong testament in the win column in Ohio girls basketball action on January 8.

Olentangy Liberty hammers Hilliard Davidson into submission 50-21

Olentangy Liberty didn't tinker around with Hilliard Davidson. A 50-21 result offered a strong testament in the win column during this Ohio girls high school basketball game.

Olentangy Liberty's control showed as it carried a 50-21 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Patriots' offense stomped on to a 29-8 lead over the Wildcats at the half.

The Patriots moved in front of the Wildcats 16-3 to begin the second quarter.

Abracadabra: Westerville South vanquishes Westerville Central 54-16

Westerville South rolled past Westerville Central for a comfortable 54-16 victory in Ohio girls basketball on January 8.

The Wildcats registered a 33-14 advantage at intermission over the Warhawks.

Akron Hoban smashes through Powell Olentangy Liberty 63-40

Akron Hoban controlled the action to earn a strong 63-40 win against Powell Olentangy Liberty at Akron Hoban High on January 8 in Ohio girls high school basketball action.

Tri-Valley collects skin-tight win against New Lexington 42-41

Tri-Valley posted a tight 42-41 win over New Lexington on January 8 in Ohio girls high school basketball action.

Tri-Valley withstood New Lexington's last-gasp comeback in the final period to eventually earn the win.

Tri-Valley darted to a 30-26 bulge over New Lexington as the fourth quarter began.

Tri-Valley registered a 11-9 advantage at half over New Lexington.

The Scotties opened with a 6-5 advantage over the Panthers through the first quarter.

    

Friday, Jan. 7

BOYS BASKETBALL

Ashland squeezes past Mount Vernon 67-65

Ashland edged Mount Vernon in a close 67-65 encounter in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 7.

There was no room for doubt as Ashland added to its advantage with a 22-17 margin in the closing period.

The Yellow Jackets took the lead 48-45 to start the fourth quarter.

Ashland's offense jumped to a 27-21 lead over Mount Vernon at the intermission.

The Yellow Jackets started on steady ground by forging a 12-9 lead over the Arrows at the end of the first quarter.

Check those pacemakers, Northmor needs overtime to down Danville 78-72

This thrilling encounter reached extra time before Northmor could edge Danville 78-72 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

Northmor's kept the advantage through the first overtime period with a 78-72 scoring edge over Danville.

Fredericktown posts win at Mount Gilead's expense 53-41

Fredericktown dumped Mount Gilead 53-41 for an Ohio boys basketball victory on January 7.

Columbus Academy nips Centerburg in scare 47-43

Columbus Academy posted a tight 47-43 win over Centerburg on January 7 in Ohio boys high school basketball.

No one gained an advantage as the two squads evenly split the final-quarter points.

The Vikings' offense darted to a 22-18 lead over the Trojans at the half.

Centerburg started on steady ground by forging a 11-9 lead over Columbus Academy at the end of the first quarter.

Indian Lake clips North Union in tight victory 51-50

Indian Lake broke on top and refused to fold in holding off North Union 51-50 during this Ohio boys high school basketball game.

Conditioning showed as the Lakers outscored the Wildcats 24-20 in the final period.

The start wasn't the problem for the Wildcats, who began with a 30-27 edge over the Lakers through the end of the first quarter.

Marysville nets nifty win over Olentangy Berlin 63-62

Marysville broke on top and refused to fold in holding off Olentangy Berlin 63-62 in Ohio boys basketball on January 7.

Tri-Valley rolls like thunder over Philo 64-40

Tri-Valley controlled the scoreboard and the game in a sound 64-40 victory over Philo in Ohio boys basketball action on January 7.

The third quarter gave Tri-Valley a 33-21 lead over Philo.

The Scotties fought to a 31-19 half margin at the Electrics' expense.

Tri-Valley opened with a 17-12 advantage over Philo through the first quarter.

Warsaw River View knocks off Zanesville Maysville 83-74

The margin for error was so small it only piqued the anxiety, but Warsaw River View didn't mind, dispatching Zanesville Maysville 83-74 on January 7 in Ohio boys high school basketball.

The verdict could've been in doubt thanks to Zanesville Maysville's finishing flurry, but Warsaw River View swerved out of trouble to earn the win in the fourth quarter.

The Black Bears darted in front of the Panthers 61-50 going into the fourth quarter.

The Black Bears' offense jumped to a 37-23 lead over the Panthers at halftime.

The Black Bears jumped in front of the Panthers 26-12 to begin the second quarter.

Westerville Central smashes through Galloway Westland 78-40

Westerville Central controlled the scoreboard and the game in a sound 78-40 victory over Galloway Westland in Ohio boys basketball action on January 7.

Jonathan Alder trips Springfield Shawnee in tenacious tussle 44-37

Friday's outing turned into an endurance test that Jonathan Alder passed in a 44-37 victory at Springfield Shawnee's expense in Ohio boys basketball action on January 7.

There was no room for doubt as Jonathan Alder added to its advantage with a 12-6 margin in the closing period.

The Pioneers jumped over the Braves when the fourth quarter began 32-31.

The Pioneers fought to a 26-22 half margin at the Braves' expense.

Tough to find an edge early, Jonathan Alder and Springfield Shawnee fashioned a 11-11 stalemate through the first quarter.

Dublin Coffman knocks off Upper Arlington 57-52

Dublin Coffman broke on top and refused to fold in holding off Upper Arlington 57-52 for an Ohio boys basketball victory on January 7.

Upper Arlington enjoyed a 42-35 lead over Dublin Coffman to start the fourth quarter.

Upper Arlington constructed a bold start that built a 29-24 gap on Dublin Coffman heading into the locker room.

Etna Liberty Christian turns out the lights on Plain City Shekinah Christian 66-42

Yes, Etna Liberty Christian looked superb in beating Plain City Shekinah Christian, but no autographs please after its 66-42 victory in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 7.

Columbus Tree of Life Christian rains down on Westerville Northside Christian 57-39

Columbus Tree of Life Christian collected a 57-39 victory over Westerville Northside Christian on January 7 in Ohio boys high school basketball.

Dublin Jerome's convoy passes Olentangy 55-45

Dublin Jerome handed Olentangy a tough 55-45 loss in Ohio boys basketball on January 7.

Conditioning showed as Dublin Jerome outscored Olentangy 37-32 in the final period.

Dublin Jerome's shooting moved to an 18-13 lead over Olentangy at the intermission.

Buckeye Valley manhandles Bexley 66-44

Buckeye Valley earned a convincing 66-44 win over Bexley on January 7 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

Just a bit better; Delaware Christian slips past Groveport Madison Christian 45-37

Delaware Christian wasted no time, pushing in front and finishing in the same fashion during this 45-37 victory over Groveport Madison Christian in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 7.

Westerville South severs Canal Winchester's hopes 74-59

Westerville South handed Canal Winchester a tough 74-59 loss at Westerville South High on January 7 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

Westerville South made the first move by forging a 21-15 margin over Canal Winchester after the first quarter.

Westerville North knocks out victory on Big Walnut 60-48

Westerville North trucked Big Walnut on the road to a 60-48 victory in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 7.

The Warriors broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 37-36 lead over the Golden Eagles.

The Golden Eagles took a 28-26 lead over the Warriors heading to the half locker room.

Westerville North darted in front of Big Walnut 16-15 to begin the second quarter.

Pickerington North overcomes early deficit to stop New Albany 62-47

Pickerington North fell behind early before coming to life in the first quarter of a 62-47 win over New Albany in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 7.

Pickerington North's control showed as it carried a 45-33 lead into the fourth quarter.

Pickerington North's shooting darted to a 28-27 lead over New Albany at the intermission.

The start wasn't the problem for the Eagles, who began with a 16-12 edge over the Panthers through the end of the first quarter.

    

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Complete command: Clear Fork thwarts all counters to defeat Highland 51-24

Clear Fork handled Highland 51-24 in an impressive showing in Ohio girls basketball action on January 7.

Marysville rides the rough off Olentangy Berlin 36-22

Saddled up and ready to go, Marysville spurred past Olentangy Berlin 36-22 on January 7 in Ohio girls high school basketball.

Dublin Coffman manhandles Upper Arlington 54-26

Dublin Coffman showed little mercy and even less remorse in overpowering Upper Arlington 54-26 during this Ohio girls high school basketball game.

Delaware Hayes overwhelms Dublin Scioto 46-24

Dublin Scioto had no answers as Delaware Hayes roared to a 46-24 victory in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

Delaware Christian tenderizes Groveport Madison Christian 51-30

Impressive was a ready adjective for Delaware Christian's 51-30 throttling of Groveport Madison Christian in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 7.

Westerville South posts win at Canal Winchester's expense 53-37

No quarter was granted as Westerville South blunted Canal Winchester's plans 53-37 on January 7 in Ohio girls high school basketball.

Big Walnut dismantles Westerville North in convincing manner 51-30

A combination of points and defense led to a knockout performance as Sunbury Big Walnut turned out the lights on Westerville North 51-30 at Sunbury Big Walnut High on January 7 in Ohio girls high school basketball action.

New Albany pours it on Pickerington North 63-26

New Albany swept across the scoreboard with a dizzying flurry of points to ambush Pickerington North 63-26 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 7.

Johnstown denies Utica's challenge 45-31

No quarter was granted as Johnstown blunted Utica's plans 45-31 on January 7 in Ohio girls high school basketball action.

Granville controls the action and Licking Valley in affair 52-28

Granville controlled the scoreboard and the game in a sound 52-28 victory over Newark Licking Valley in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 7.

The Blue Aces' shooting stormed to a 33-8 lead over the Panthers at halftime.

      

Thursday, Jan. 6

BOYS BASKETBALL

Shelby finds its footing in victory over Clear Fork 58-36

A combination of points and defense led to a knockout performance as Shelby turned out the lights on Clear Fork 58-36 in Ohio boys basketball action on January 6.

The Whippets' reign showed as they carried a 39-20 lead into the fourth quarter.

Shelby's shooting darted to a 28-14 lead over Clear Fork at the intermission.

Tough to find an edge early, Shelby and Clear Fork fashioned a 9-9 stalemate through the first quarter.

River Valley knocks out victory on Highland 66-53

River Valley handed Highland a tough 66-53 loss on January 6 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

The Vikings opened a small 32-20 gap over the Fighting Scots at the half.

An early bolt powers Hilliard Bradley past Olentangy Orange 44-33

Fast and furious, Hilliard Bradley took charge from the start to knock back Olentangy Orange and eventually earn a 44-33 decision for an Ohio boys basketball victory on January 6.

The Jaguars opened with a 31-0 advantage over the Pioneers through the first quarter.

Granville Christian posts win at Fisher Catholic's expense 54-36

Granville Christian collected a 54-36 victory over Fisher Catholic on January 6 in Ohio boys high school basketball.

The Lions' shooting pulled ahead to a 30-10 lead over the Irish at the intermission.

Granville Christian opened with a 16-3 advantage over Fisher Catholic through the first quarter.

   

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Mount Vernon pockets solid victory over Ashland 40-37

A tight-knit tilt turned in Mount Vernon's direction just enough to squeeze past Ashland 40-37 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup on January 6.

Jonathan Alder routs St. Paris Graham 49-13

Jonathan Alder showered the scoreboard with points to drown St. Paris Graham 49-13 during this Ohio girls high school basketball game.

Granville Christian rides the rough off KIPP Columbus 60-44

Granville Christian notched a win on the victory belt after defeating KIPP Columbus 60-44 in Ohio girls basketball action on January 6.

Newark Catholic pounds out steady beat in win over Portsmouth Notre Dame 51-44

A sigh of relief filled the air in Newark Catholic's locker room after Saturday's 51-44 win against Portsmouth Notre Dame in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

North Union dismantles Buckeye Valley in convincing manner 49-21

North Union dominated the first half and coasted to a convincing 49-21 victory over Buckeye Valley on January 6 in Ohio girls high school basketball.

   

Wednesday, Jan. 5

BOYS BASKETBALL

Too close for comfort: Olentangy Berlin edges Delaware Hayes 53-52

A tight-knit tilt turned in Olentangy Berlin's direction just enough to squeeze past Delaware Hayes 53-52 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 5.

Delaware Hayes took a 43-29 lead over Olentangy Berlin heading to the half locker room.

The first quarter gave the Bears a 11-9 lead over the Pacers.

Storm warning: Licking Heights unleashes full fury on Newark Catholic 70-39

Yes, Licking Heights looked superb in beating Newark Catholic, but no autographs please after its 70-39 victory in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on January 5.

Utica tops Watkins Memorial 67-53

Riding a wave of production, Utica dunked Pataskala Watkins Memorial 67-53 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

Granville paints near-perfect picture in win over Hebron Lakewood 60-15

A combination of points and defense led to a knockout performance as Granville turned out the lights on Hebron Lakewood 60-15 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

The Blue Aces opened with a 23-3 advantage over the Lancers through the first quarter.

   

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Danville squeezes past Fredericktown 64-58

The margin for error was so small it only piqued the anxiety, but Danville didn't mind, dispatching Fredericktown 64-58 for an Ohio girls basketball victory on January 5.

East Knox outlasts Centerburg in overtime classic 53-46

Bonus basketball saw East Knox use the extra time to top Centerburg 53-46 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.

The clock were the only thing that stopped the Bulldogs, which enjoyed the upper hand in a 11-4 first overtime period, too.

The Bulldogs jumped to a 34-32 bulge over the Trojans as the fourth quarter began.

East Knox registered a 25-19 advantage at intermission over Centerburg.

No pain, no gain; Dublin Jerome overcomes Logan 62-51

Riding a wave of production, Dublin Jerome dunked Logan 62-51 during this Ohio girls high school basketball game.

Dublin Jerome moved over Logan 53-41 heading to the fourth quarter.

Dublin Jerome registered a 41-20 advantage at intermission over Logan.

The first quarter gave Dublin Jerome a 23-8 lead over Logan.

Canal Winchester overcomes New Albany in competitive affair 39-38

Early action on the scoreboard pushed Canal Winchester to the front, and it stayed there to fend off New Albany 39-38 in Ohio girls basketball action on January 5.

Byesville Meadowbrook trips Warsaw River View in tenacious tussle 48-39

Byesville Meadowbrook broke on top and refused to fold in holding off Warsaw River View 48-39 during this Ohio girls high school basketball game.

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Grant is a 2018 graduate of Ohio Northern University, where he studied journalism and played basketball. He likes coffee, books and minor league baseball. He loves telling stories and has a passion for local news.