COLUMBUS — Notre Dame gave second-ranked Kettering Fairmont all it could handle in Friday night’s Division I girls basketball state semifinal.
But the more experienced Firebirds (26-1), who were playing in their fourth straight state semifinal, seized control down the stretch and took a 37-31 victory before a crowd of 5,635 at the Schottenstein Center.
BOWLING GREEN — Ottawa Hills arrived at the Division IV boys basketball regional final against Leipsic with hopes of advancing to the state semifinals for the second time in four seasons.
Leipsic's previous trip to the state semifinals was in 1925.
But the Vikings put an end to an 88-year drought by defeating the Green Bears 63-54 on Friday night before an enthusiastic crowd of about 2,000 at the Stroh Center.