The Central Crossing High School girls basketball team will try to gain some momentum for the Division I district tournament during the final two weeks of the regular season.
The Comets were looking to bounce back from a 47-45 loss to Hilliard Davidson on Jan. 26 when they played Upper Arlington on Jan. 29.
Lauren Bates' two free throws with 8 seconds remaining lifted the Wildcats to the win.
Junior guard Michaela Dorsey led Central Crossing with 14 points and senior guard Jalynn Graham scored 10.
"We were right there again," coach Neil Hohman said. "I thought we played a good game and the girls put forth the effort needed to get the victory. We just did not get a basket when we needed it and Davidson made some shots at the other end. Hopefully we are learning from each of the tough losses and will be able to pull off some close wins at the end of the season."
Through 16 games, Graham was averaging a team-best 14.1 points. Senior guard Brooklyn Wooten was averaging 13 points in 15 games.
Grove City girls to visit Central
Grove City will play at Pickerington Central on Friday, Feb. 1, as the Greyhounds also look to end the regular season on a positive note.
The Greyhounds lost to the Tigers 53-33 on Dec. 21.
Grove City's game against Groveport on Jan. 25 was postponed because of bad weather and rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6. The Greyhounds defeated the Cruisers 56-46 on Dec. 13.
Though 16 games, junior forward Bree Kilgus was averaging 10.2 points. Senior center Kristen Mesler was averaging 8.5 in 13 games and senior guard Miranda Frase was averaging 7.9 in 14 games.