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Girls Basketball

Coffman to face Zanesville in district semifinal


The Dublin Coffman High School girls basketball team is making its fourth consecutive appearance in a Division I district semifinal.

The ninth-seeded Shamrocks play sixth-seeded Zanesville at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Hamilton Township, with the winner advancing to a district final at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Ohio Dominican University.

Coffman, which was a district runner-up last season, did not play the Blue Devils during the regular season.

The Shamrocks improved to 18-6 with a 72-38 win over 37th-seeded Canal Winchester in the second round Feb. 19 as 13 players scored. Christine Szabo had a team-high 14 points, followed by Katherine Taylor with 12, Morgan Witchey with 10 and Sade Olatoye with nine.

Zanesville improved to 17-5 with a 44-29 win over 21st-seeded Big Walnut in a second-round game Feb. 20. Brooke Davy led the Blue Devils with 17 points.

The semifinal winner will face fifth-seeded Pickerington Central or 13th-seeded Olentangy in a district final. The Tigers and Braves are 17-7 and 16-8, respectively, entering their semifinal matchup.

Coffman did not play either team during the regular season.

The district champion will face DeSales, Newark, Upper Arlington or Watterson in a regional semifinal at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Otterbein University.

Coffman faced UA twice in OCC-Central Division play, winning 42-32 on Nov. 29 and losing 53-40 on Jan. 10, but has not played DeSales, Newark or Watterson this season. UA won the OCC-Central title.

The regional final is March 7 at Otterbein.

Irish ousted in tourney opener

Scioto lost to 14th-seeded Pickerington North 87-13 in the second round of the Division I district tournament Feb. 19 to finish 2-21.

Viktoria Bedalli had five points and Brianna Bell scored four for the Irish, who were seeded 43rd of 47 teams and had a first-round bye.