Comets to face Celtics' height
The Central Crossing High School girls basketball team opens Division I district tournament play Saturday, Feb. 16, when it visits Dublin Jerome for a first-round game.
The Comets are seeded 18th and the Celtics are seeded 15th.
"Our matchup with Jerome will probably be one of the better first-round games as far as competitive games for the tournament," coach Neil Hohman said. "Jerome has some height and some senior girls who have been good players for them. We are looking forward to the challenge and atmosphere."
The winner plays 12th-seeded Dublin Scioto or 19th-seeded Lancaster in the second round Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Last season, Central Crossing defeated Pickerington Central 30-25 in the first round and lost to Newark 49-40 in the second round.
The Comets defeated Thomas Worthington 42-39 on Feb. 5 to end a three-game losing streak. Guard Jalynn Graham scored 12 points.
The Comets also defeated Marysville 51-47 on Feb. 8. Graham scored 19 points and guards Regina Lewis and Michaela Dorsey each scored 10.
Grove City to play Liberty in first round
Grove City plays at Olentangy Liberty in the first round of the district tournament Saturday, Feb. 16.
The Greyhounds are seeded 26th and Liberty is seeded 17th.
"Liberty was not someone I really wanted to play, but when you are the 26th seed your choices are limited," coach Dale Corbett said. "I did not want to play anyone in our league, so that much worked out. They are big, shoot well and (are) well coached, so we will need to play our very best to stay with them."
The winner plays 13th-seeded New Albany or 31st-seeded Thomas in the second round Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Last season, Grove City lost to Watterson 69-34 in the first round.
Grove City defeated Groveport 52-41 on Feb. 5, ending a three-game losing streak. Forward Bree Kilgus scored 10 points, and the Greyhounds outscored the Cruisers 22-6 in the second quarter.
Grove City lost to Lancaster 63-43 on Feb. 8 as center Kristen Mesler scored 17 points.