The Dublin Jerome High School boys basketball team saw its season end with a 59-50 overtime loss at Delaware on Feb. 22 in the first round of the Division I district tournament.
The 22nd-seeded Celtics finished 10-13, while the 10th-seeded Pacers improved to 20-3 entering a second-round game Friday, Feb. 28, against 18th-seeded New Albany.
Jerome forced overtime on Alex Cline's 3-pointer as time expired in regulation, and Mason Baich led the Celtics with 20 points.
Delaware's Khalil Iverson scored 18 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and overtime.
The Pacers were 19-for-24 from the free-throw line, including 9-for-10 in overtime.
The Celtics also lost at home to defending Division II state champion Watterson 64-56 on Feb. 18 in their regular-season finale. Colton Irion scored 22 points and Seve Stavroff added 18.
Scioto loses at Gahanna
Scioto remained competitive with second-seeded and host Gahanna before losing 55-45 on Feb. 21 in the first round of the district tournament.
Zac Brown and Nick Pothoven each scored 12 points for the 42nd-seeded Irish, who finished 4-19.
Gahanna was 20-3 before playing 39th-seeded Logan on Feb. 25 in the second round.
Coffman opens district tournament
Coffman played host to Hilliard Bradley in the second round of the district tournament Feb. 26.
The ninth-seeded Shamrocks were 16-5 and 33rd-seeded Bradley was 9-13. Both teams had a first-round bye.
The winner plays seventh-seeded Walnut Ridge or 40th-seeded Olentangy Orange in a district semifinal Wednesday, March 5, at Olentangy Liberty. Coffman defeated Orange 80-50 on Feb. 15 at home.
The semifinal winner plays fifth-seeded Newark, 15th-seeded Reynoldsburg, 20th-seeded Briggs or 37th-seeded Westland in a district final March 8 at the Fairgrounds Coliseum.