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Published: Tuesday, 3/4/2014 - Updated: 4 months ago

Prep basketball playoff roundup

Ottawa Hills, Rogers, Toledo Christian boys win; Archbold, Notre Dame girls win

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■ BOYS

Ottawa Hills romps 55-15

R.J. Coil scored 15 points to lead the Green Bears past the Senecas 55-15, but the emphasis for the Green Bears (21-1) was to maintain both focus and consistency against a team that struggled to find its offensive rhythm.

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Last-second 3-pointer lifts Toledo Christian
Garshawn Paynther and his teammates swarmed each other, seconds after the Eagles rallied to a 62-60 win over Old Fort in a Northwest semifinal Tuesday at Lakota High School. Paynther’s 3-pointer helped the Eagles (17-8) erase a nine-point deficit with less than 6 minutes left in regulation.

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■ GIRLS

Archbold wins regional semifinal
Archbold could not find its shooting touch in the first half of a Division III regional semifinal on Tuesday night but the Blue Streaks' defense never lost its stinginess.

Fourth-ranked Archbold rallied to knock off No. 6 Liberty-Benton 37-33 at Ohio Northern University.

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Notre Dame routs Magnificat 57-38S
Few words, if any, needed to be said in Notre Dame Academy's locker room at the half of Tuesday night's Division I girls regional semifinal with Rocky River Magnificat.

The Eagles’ performance during the first 16 minutes of the game spoke volumes.

Notre Dame built a 30-point advantage by the break and coasted through the second half en route to a decisive 57-38 victory over Magnificat.

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Rogers girls wins over Lima Bath
Rogers used smothering defense during a strong third-quarter surge to overwhelm Lima Bath in a Division II regional semifinal on Tuesday night.

The Rams forced 20 turnovers overall, including eight in the key third quarter, and posted a 52-39 victory over the Wildkittens.

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