With his team coming off one of its most consistent offensive performances in a 66-39 Division III tournament-opening win over Mount Gilead on Feb. 17, its struggles to rebound the ball stuck out to Ready High School girls basketball coach Joe Lang.

With his team coming off one of its most consistent offensive performances in a 66-39 Division III tournament-opening win over Mount Gilead on Feb. 17, its struggles to rebound the ball stuck out to Ready High School girls basketball coach Joe Lang.

The Silver Knights, who advanced to the second round today at Westerville North against Columbus School for Girls, shot 53 percent from the floor against the Indians.

Post player Taylor Riggs had one of her better games with 19 points against Mount Gilead, and Christina Bisutti led with 21.

Still, the victory -- when combined with how Ready played in losing its final three of the regular season -- didn't keep Lang from harping on his team's ability to get rebounds.

"The biggest thing for us, and I've really been on the kids about it, is that we are just not rebounding the way that we can," Lang said. "We are just not aggressive enough at getting to the ball."

Ready will be shooting for its sixth consecutive district semifinal berth when it faces CSG.

The Silver Knights beat the Unicorns 57-47 on Dec. 13 but lost the rematch 56-53 on Jan. 21.

In the second game, which came four days after Ready posted a 65-64 win over eventual CCL runner-up DeSales, the Silver Knights led 46-39 going into the fourth quarter.

For CSG, guard Clare Connor scored 12 points, guard Maggie Zelasko had seven points including one 3-pointer, and point guard Enri Small had 14 points.

Small did not play in CSG's tournament-opening win over Centerburg 44-41 on Feb. 17.

The Unicorns' last tournament win before beating the Trojans came in 2002 when they beat West Jefferson 49-39 in the first round. The year before that, CSG edged the Silver Knights 62-60 in the first round and made it to a district semifinal.

The Unicorns are 11-9 and will post their first winning record since 2001-02.

"We definitely made some mistakes when we lost to them, and most of them were my fault," Lang said. "The Connor girl, Zelasko and (sophomore Imani Caldwell) all can shoot the 3. You've got to find them and put a hand in their face."

•Things went as expected for the wrestling team at the Division III sectional last Saturday at Northridge as it advanced five to the district tournament Friday and Saturday at Steubenville.

That doesn't mean the Silver Knights are completely satisfied.

"A lot of people were happy with it," coach Nickolai Timbs said. "Personally, with me coming from Ohio State, my expectations are always so much higher, especially for myself. I think we could have had seven or eight guys get out, but our lack of experience made it difficult."

Ready had four district qualifiers a year ago, and Josh Hall (112 pounds) and Albert Rozman (119) advanced both years.

David Martello (135) was the only Ready wrestler to reach a sectional final, and he finished second. Also advancing to district were Jeff Beatty (215) and Greg Yoho (103).

"Beatty has what it takes and Martello just grinds it out," Timbs said. "Hall and Rozman showed their true colors and Yoho is a tough scrapper. I knew for sure that we'd get five out, and those are the five I thought would get out.

"I'm feeling really good about these guys. I've been telling them that it's important to go out and wrestle their man. You're not wrestling a school or a singlet."

At a glance

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Ready girls basketball and boys and girls bowling teams:

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Feb. 17 -- Def. Mount Gilead 66-39 in first round of Division III district tournament. Christina Bisutti scored 21 points, Taylor Riggs scored 19 and Katie Wiemerskirch had 14.

Today -- At Westerville North vs. Columbus School for Girls in second round (6:15 p.m.). The winner will play in a district semifinal at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Olentangy Liberty against second-seeded Amanda-Clearcreek or Northridge. Ready is the sixth seed.

Of note: The Silver Knights are 12-9 overall.

BOWLING

Saturday -- At district at HP Lanes. The top three boys teams and top two girls teams plus three boys individuals and two girls individuals not on qualifying teams advance to the state tournament March 6 (girls) and 7 (boys) at Tiki Lanes in Lancaster.

At a glance

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Ready boys basketball and wrestling teams:

BOYS BASKETBALL

Feb. 17 -- Defeated Jonathan Alder 42-28. Cody Corrova scored 12 points.

*Last Friday -- Lost to St. Charles 49-38. Ryan Clark scored 15 points. Ready led 20-15 at halftime.

Last Tuesday -- Played River Valley in first round of Division III district tournament. The winner will play in the second round at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Dublin Scioto against sixth-seeded North Union, with the winner of that advancing to a district semifinal at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Fairgrounds Coliseum. Ready is the 10th seed.

Of note: The Silver Knights were 10-10 overall before last Tuesday and finished 4-6 in the CCL behind DeSales (9-1), Hartley (8-1) and Worthington Christian (5-5) and ahead of Watterson (3-7) and St. Charles (1-9).

*CCL game

WRESTLING

Last Saturday -- Finished seventh (86) in 16-team Division III sectional at Northridge behind champion West Jefferson (256). Greg Yoho (103, fourth), Josh Hall (112, fourth), Albert Rozman (119, third), David Martello (135, second) and Jeff Beatty (215, fourth) qualified for district and Phillip Halko (171, sixth) also placed.

Friday-Saturday -- At district at Steubenville. In the first round, Yoho (24-12) will face Northmor's Alex Carroll (30-8), Hall (28-8) will face Waterford's Tyler Reed (35-2), Rozman (30-7) will battle Barnesville's John Barker (26-10), Martello (33-7) will battle Cardington's Lucas Cummins (36-8) and Beatty (31-10) will face Hartley's Evan Jackson (36-4). The top four in each weight class will advance to state March 5-7 at Ohio State.