Sectional winners crowned, prepare for district semifinals


Rogers, Central Catholic dominate

Rogers and Central Catholic didn't allow for any suspense to invade the Whitmer gym Friday night. Both teams stormed out on top of their opponents early and it led to them cruising to individual Division I boys basketball sectional championships. Rogers avenged a loss in a sectional final to Southview a year ago by posting a 74-44 blowout in the first final while Central Catholic followed the same path and dominated Start to post a 77-34 victory in a game the Irish took a 40-15 lead into halftime. READ MORE.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rogers too much for Southview

PHOTO GALLERY: Irish get big win over Spartans

Blocked shot seals Whitmer win; Titans trounce Knights

The two Division I boys basketball sectional finals at Central Catholic’s Sullivan Center could not have been played in greater contrast. In the opener, fifth-ranked St. John’s Jesuit made short work of struggling rival St. Francis de Sales in an 84-36 blowout that was over almost from the outset  The second semifinal, however, went right down to the wire in Springfield’s upset bid against 10th-ranked Whitmer. In fact, if the Blue Devils had about one more second on the clock, they would have knocked off the 2012 state runners-up instead of falling 48-46. READ MORE.

PHOTO GALLERY: Whitmer holds off Springfield's bid for upset

PHOTO GALLERY: Titans top Knights in sectional hoops

Jackets stop Giants; Generals upend Trojans

Two Northern Lakes League teams captured Division I sectional boys basketball titles Friday night, setting up a showdown in the district. Perrysburg used stifling defense, forcing 24 turnovers, to knock off Fremont Ross 48-36 at Liberty-Benton High School. In the second sectional final, top-seeded Anthony Wayne defeated fourth-seeded Findlay 64-51. The Generals will face the Yellow Jackets in a district semifinal Thursday. READ MORE.