During its two regular-season games against Columbus School for Girls, the Ready High School girls basketball team came away with double-digit victories.

During its two regular-season games against Columbus School for Girls, the Ready High School girls basketball team came away with double-digit victories.

The Silver Knights' third win over the Unicorns was by an even bigger margin. They took advantage of having the game postponed until last Saturday by working on a game plan to shut down guards Enri Small and Imani Caldwell.

The result was that Small picked up her third foul late in the first quarter and Ready cruised to a 59-35 first-round Division III tournament victory at Pickerington North.

The win moved the 10th-seeded Silver Knights into a second-round game last Tuesday against No. 3 North Union. The winner plays Tuesday at Olentangy Orange in a district semifinal against fifth-seeded Newark Catholic or No. 7 Liberty Union.

Ready did not play North Union this season, but beat the Green Wave 55-44 on Dec. 23. The Silver Knights, who were district semifinalists each of the last two seasons after winning back-to-back district titles in 2006 and '07, beat Liberty Union 64-44 during the 2008-09 regular season.

"I thought we had a good game plan, and obviously with us getting postponed twice we had plenty of time to prepare for (CSG)," coach Joe Lang said. "Small got her third foul in the first quarter, and that was huge. It was 35-13 at the half and was pretty much over."

Ready entered the second-round game coming off its most lopsided win since it beat Yellow Springs/McKinney 64-20 on Dec. 1. Taylor Riggs shot 5-for-9 from the floor and 6 of 8 from the free-throw line to finish with 16 points. Courtney Neff added nine points and seven assists. Dani Pugh contributed four assists as 10 players scored.

Mandy Lane also appeared in her second game since spraining an ankle in late January.

•The wrestling team advanced four from the Division III sectional tournament at Utica to the district tournament Friday and Saturday at Heath. The top four finishers at district qualify for the state tournament on March 4-6 in Ohio State's Schottenstein Center.

Josh Hall (112 pounds) led the way at the sectional by going 3-0 to finish first as he improved to 34-4 overall. Also moving on to district were Albert Rozman (second at 130), David Martello (second at 140) and Casey Beatty (third at 171).

In district-tournament openers, Hall will wrestle Sandy Valley's Eric Cassidy (15-11), Rozman (30-6) faces Harvest Prep's Mike Eckfeld (16-9), Martello (35-6) wrestles Shenandoah's Seth Stickley (19-12) and Beatty faces Cardington's Jonathan McClenathan (26-17).

"It feels pretty good knowing that I'm a No. 1 seed going into district," Hall said. "I think we kind of underachieved as a team a little bit to only (finish tied for fifth). It would have been nice to get a couple more guys out."

•The fourth-seeded boys basketball team opens the postseason Saturday at Newark against Columbus Academy or Northmor.

While Northmor was seeded last out of 25 teams, Academy closed the regular season with an 8-12 record. Ready beat the Vikings 60-57 on Dec. 22. Joe Graessle finished with 17 points and Cody Culbertson scored 10.

The winner likely will face eighth-seeded Grandview, which was the MSL-Cardinal Division runner-up and is 15-5 overall, on March 3 in the Fairgrounds Coliseum in a district semifinal. The Bobcats play the winner of East Knox and Berne Union on Saturday at Newark in a second-round contest.

•The bowling program advanced its girls team and Mike Zerrien from the boys squad from the sectional tournament last Friday at Eastland Lanes.

Ready competes in the district tournament Saturday at HP Lanes. The top three teams and top three individuals not on qualifying teams advance to state.

Among the individual qualifiers, Zerrien was fourth with a 598. The girls team was led by Julie George (466) and Allison Lichwa (450). It earned the final district-qualifying berth.

"The girls were in seventh after the first game and I thought it was a good learning experience for all of them," coach Russ Rehner said. "Mike was one we were hoping to get out for the boys team."

At a glance

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

BOYS BASKETBALL

*Last Friday -- Defeated St. Charles 54-45

Last Saturday -- Def. Springfield Northeastern 52-33

*Last Monday -- Lost to Watterson 52-42

Saturday -- At Newark (6:15 p.m.) vs. Columbus Academy or Northmor in second round of the Division III tournament. The winner plays Wednesday (6:15 p.m.) in the Fairgrounds Coliseum against eighth-seeded Grandview, East Knox or Berne Union. Ready is the fourth seed.

Of note: The Silver Knights are 14-6 overall and 5-5 in the CCL .

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Last Saturday -- Def. CSG 59-35 in first round of the Division III tournament at Pickerington North

Last Tuesday -- Played third-seeded North Union in second round of the tournament. The winner plays Tuesday against fifth-seeded Newark Catholic or No. 7 Liberty Union in a district semifinal at Olentangy Orange. The district final is at 2 p.m. on March 6 at Orange. Ready is the 10th seed.

Of note: The Silver Knights were 11-9 overall before last Tuesday and finished third at 6-4 in the CCL behind Watterson (10-0) and DeSales (8-2).

BOWLING

Last Friday -- Boys: Finished 26th (3,090) in 32-team sectional tournament at Eastland Lanes behind champion Westerville Central (4,350). Mike Zerrien (598) advanced individually; Girls: Finished ninth (3,063) in 26-team sectional at Eastland Lanes behind champion Westerville Central (3,998) to advance to district.

Saturday -- Boys, girls: District tournament at HP Lanes. The top three teams and top three individuals not on qualifying teams advance to the state tournament March 5-6 at Shawnee Lanes in Chillicothe.

WRESTLING

Last Friday-Last Saturday -- Finished tied for fifth with Utica (121.5) in 15-team Division III sectional tournament at Utica. Josh Hall (112) was first, Albert Rozman (130) and David Martello (140) took second and Casey Beatty (171) placed third to advance to district. Cooper (215) and Phil Halko (160) both finished fifth.

Friday-Saturday -- District tournament at Heath. The top four finishers in each weight advance to the state tournament on March 4-6 in Ohio State's Schottenstein Center.

*CCL game