The Columbus School for Girls basketball team will play a familiar rival, sixth-seeded Ready, in the second round of the Division III district tournament today at Westerville North.

The Columbus School for Girls basketball team will play a familiar rival, sixth-seeded Ready, in the second round of the Division III district tournament today at Westerville North.

The two teams played twice already as part of the CCL schedule. The Silver Knights won the first game 57-47 on Dec. 13 but the Unicorns won the second 56-53 on Jan. 21.

"I think it's going to be a great game," coach Shannon Wallace said. "We know each other just like the back of our hands, so it's going to be a great game."

The winner will play second-seeded Amanda-Clearcreek or Northridge in a district semifinal Tuesday at Olentangy Liberty. Amanda-Clearcreek enters today's game at 19-2, and Northridge is 0-19.

Wallace said Ready likes to run an uptempo offense, which will force him to use him bench strategically.

"What I'm going to have to do is pick and choose when to sub so my starters can get a breather," he said. "My bench looks deep but not many of them have varsity experience. I told the (junior varsity) players that they might have step up."

Wallace also said the Unicorns will have to deal with Ready's press and hit their free throws.

"We've got to handle their defensive pressure, that's going to be one key," Wallace said. "We're going to have to contain Christina Bisutti because as long as she's out there you can never count them out. And it can come down to free throws. Last year we split with Ready as well and some of the games came down to free throws."

CSG beat Centerburg 44-41 in the first round Feb. 17. Guard Clare Connor had a shot blocked with 12 seconds left, but Ellen Haenszel got the ball and got it back to Connor, who then hit a 3-pointer as time expired.

•The swimming and diving team had a solid performance at the Division II district meet last Friday at Ohio State. In a field of 37, CSG was sixth (126) behind New Albany (527), Hartley (212), Granville (158), Columbus Academy (158) and DeSales (132).

Ranndi Grubbs, Abby Purdum and Hailey Armstrong will represent CSG at the state meet Friday and Saturday at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.

Grubbs advanced to state by placing fourth in the 100-yard freestyle (54.37 seconds) at district. Purdum was fifth in diving (307.30) and Armstrong was seventh (264.85) as the top seven divers advanced. Nearly making the cut were Sarah Auld and Faithe Masterson. Auld was eighth (224. 95) and Masterson was ninth (209.6).

"We felt terrific about how all the girls did," coach Meghan Kroll said. "The girls went out there and swam well and got some amazing times. A lot of them moved up in the rankings from where they were seeded so all our hard work paid off this season."

Carrie Schaffer was a state qualifier last year, but was unable to make it back. Schaffer was battling illness most of the week and the lack of strength caused her to finish 19th in the 100 backstroke (1:06.79). The junior will have another chance to get to state next season.

"She tried her best, but unfortunately this year she's not going to state," Kroll said.

The 200 medley relay of Schaffer, Grubbs, Kelsey Klopfer and Laura Hadley narrowly missed qualifying. All four posted personal-bests in their splits to finish in 2:00.61, good enough for fifth place. With the top four automatically qualifying the Unicorns were hoping for an at-large selection but were edged out for the 24th and final spot by Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit, which came in at 1:59.01.

Other participants included Klopfer in the 50 free (:27.41, 26th), Taylor Lint in the 200 free (2:17.74, 25th) and 500 free (6:04.92, 19th), Sara Leighty in the 500 free (5:59.22, 14th) and 100 butterfly (1:08.18, 21st), Schaffer in the 100 backstroke (1:06.79) and Hadley in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.20, 23rd) and the 200 IM (2:24.53, 13th).