Fourth-seeded Dresden Tri-Valley had too much size for the Upper Arlington High School girls basketball team as it beat the Golden Bears 54-36 in the second round of the Division I district tournament Wednesday at Harvest Prep.

Fourth-seeded Dresden Tri-Valley had too much size for the Upper Arlington High School girls basketball team as it beat the Golden Bears 54-36 in the second round of the Division I district tournament Wednesday at Harvest Prep.

The Scotties improved to 22-0 and will play 10th-seeded Northland or Olentangy Liberty in a district semifinal Tuesday at Olentangy Orange. UA finished 14-8.

Tri-Valley, with seven players 5-foot-10 or taller, got 17 points from Hanna Luburgh and 16 from Alyssa Miller. UA, which had won eight in a row, was led by Ashley Stuart with 18.

"It was hard boxing them out because if you didn't, they'd instantly get the rebound," Stuard, a 5-6 guard, said. "Whenever I drove inside, I had to dish it back out."

"Obviously they were super-tall, so they had that advantage from the beginning," UA's Abby Frye said. "We knew it was going to be a tough battle. Their shots started falling and ours never did."

Utilizing a press, UA had a 12-7 lead in the first quarter as Stuart scored eight of her points. But as the game wore on, Tri-Valley was able to break down that press.

"They really came out after us and we struggled to stop (Stuart)," Tri-Valley coach Marty Bice said. "We were able to score in transition and make them pay when they tried to press us."