*When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
*Average points scored/allowed: DeSales (61.9/51.6), Worthington Christian (60.4/51.3)
*DeSales (11-2 overall, 5-0 CCL) key players: Ike Ariguzo, Zak Gaborcik, Nick Goff, Adam Griffin and Nick Kellogg
*Worthington Christian (10-3 overall, 3-2 CCL) key players: Brady Beals, Brian Hecker, Miles Miller, Jacob Rogge and Alex Scott
*Key matchup: Worthington Christian's defense vs. Goff and Kellogg. Goff made four 3-pointers and scored 21 points when the Stallions beat the Warriors 54-49 on Dec. 12. Beals held Kellogg to seven points but the Warriors had no answer for Goff. "Goff's about 6-3, 6-4 and is really tough to defend," Worthington Christian coach Kevin Weakley said. "Brady is our best defender, and he'll guard the one that we fell has it that night. Alex Scott has developed into a second shutdown defender."

*DeSales wins if it again holds Hecker in check. Hecker is one of central Ohio's top scorers at more than 24 per game but was held to one 3-pointer and 17 points in the earlier matchup. Beals scored 12, but no other player got in double figures. "Brian's such a versatile player," DeSales coach Blair Albright said. "Ike Ariguzo has always done a relatively good job on him. (Hecker's a) tremendous scorer and rebounds exceptionally well and defends well. A lot of their guys have found their role in their system since that first game."

*Worthington Christian wins if it can find enough role players to support Hecker. Several players have battled sickness over the last week, which contributed to the Warriors' 59-45 loss to Hartley on Jan. 23 and kept them from having a consistent practice schedule. In addition, Worthington Christian has been playing without point guard Josh Petrel, who likely won't be back until next week. "We had eight guys missing and just didn't have anything left (when we played Hartley)," Weakley said. "At this point (winning the CCL) is probably going to be difficult because we've got DeSales and Watterson (Feb. 3) back-to-back. We need to keep getting better and just improve, and that's been tough because our guys were sick."