The Hilliard Bradley High School boys basketball and girls basketball teams both got their first taste of postseason play last Tuesday.

The Hilliard Bradley High School boys basketball and girls basketball teams both got their first taste of postseason play last Tuesday.

The boys team, which played Granville in the first round of the Division II district tournament, was hoping last Friday was a good sign.

The Jaguars snapped a six-game losing streak by bouncing host Watkins Memorial 82-49. Derek Tieman had 20 points to lead five Jaguars in double digits. Evan Bell, Briggs and Dakota Rohrer all added 11 and Jacob Starinsky had 10.

Bradley played without three regulars, as Jake Forrest was sick that entire week and both Marquis Copeland and Anthony Hammond were injured during a 42-38 loss to Dublin Scioto two days earlier.

"Jake tried to practice (last) Saturday, and barely got up and down the floor because he was so winded," coach Michael Limbird said. "But I him to be back in practice (last Monday) and ready to play. Marquis injured a foot, but I think he'll be back.

"But Anthony is seeing a doctor again and getting some x-rays. He went up to catch a pass about 10 feet in the air, got undercut and landed on his back. It could be a bruised muscle or a disc. They've seen one doctor, but are going to another for a second opinion. He's still in a great deal of pain."

Hammond, a 6-foot-4 post player, was replaced last Saturday by 6-5 sophomore Trent Weaver, who had eight points and seven rebounds.

Bradley was 7-12 overall before its tournament opener. The winner will play fourth-seeded Canal Winchester at 6:15 p.m. Saturday in the second round at Thomas Worthington. That winner earns a trip to the Fairgrounds Coliseum for a district semifinal on March 5. Possible opponents include fifth-seeded Hartley, ninth-seeded Mifflin and London.

Canal Winchester finished the regular season15-5 overall and second at 12-2 in the Mid-State League Buckeye Division.

The Indians lost to league-champion Logan Elm twice, falling 66-54 on Jan. 22 and 51-38 last Friday.

The non-league losses were to Pickerington North 54-45 in the opener Dec. 4, a 76-67 overtime decision to second-seeded Watterson on Jan. 2 and 49-48 setback to Zanesville, which is seeded second in Division II in the Coshocton District.

The Indians closed the regular season by beating Teays Valley 72-61 last Saturday.

"They are a really athletic, guard-oriented team," Limbird said. "All five players can handle the ball, shoot the 3 and take it to the rack. They are very skilled and will be a tough out for anyone.

"If we play them, we'll likely use a four-guard offense like we did against (Olentangy) Orange (54-50 loss on Feb. 13). We'll leave (Jacob) Starinsky in the post and use our guards to try to limit their quickness and athleticism."

In the loss to Logan Elm last Friday, Trace Helton and Christian Hawkins both scored 10 points, but the Indians scored just 28 points in the first three quarters.

Helton and Moore are guards who were two of three letterwinners returning from last season when Canal Winchester was seeded second, but lost to Granville 50-41 in a district semifinal.

While the two guards have led the way, the Indians also get major contributions from Michael Walker, Christian Hawkins and Kyle Schriml. Against Teays Valley, Moore had 16 points, Walker had 15 and both Schriml and Hawkins supplied 13.

•The girls played fourth-seeded Utica last Tuesday after receiving a first-round bye in the Division II district tournament.

The winner will play fifth-seeded East or Buckeye Valley in a district semifinal at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Pickerington North. East and Buckeye Valley both had first-round byes before their meeting last Tuesday.

East was 14-5 before last Monday, with four of the losses coming at the hands of Brookhaven and Northland, who shared the City-North title at 13-1. Buckeye Valley was 0-18.

For East, Yasmynn Harris is a senior post player averaging 14 points. She leads the area at 15.2 rebounds per game. Junior post player Angel Cooler (6-foot-4) is averaging 17.5 points and 12.0 rebounds. Senior point guard Nadyia Chavis averages 6.3 assists and sophomore guard Laquisha Hinton averages 4.3. Both are two-year starters.

The district final will be at 8:45 p.m. on March 5 at North. Possible opponents include second-seeded Big Walnut, Bexley, Highland and eighth-seeded DeSales.

The Jaguars lost league games to Big Walnut 46-40 in overtime on Dec. 18 and 48-39 on Jan. 29. They did not play Bexley, Highland or DeSales.

At a glance

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Bradley boys basketball team:

Feb. 17 -- Lost to Dublin Scioto 42-38 in makeup game from Feb. 16. Derek Tieman had 13 points and Jerry Briggs added 10. No other Panther had more than five.

*Last Friday -- Defeated Watkins Memorial 82-49. Derek Tieman had 20 points to lead five Jaguars in double digits. Evan Bell, Briggs and Dakota Rohrer all added 11 and Jacob Starinsky had 10.

Last Tuesday -- Played Granville in first round of Division II district tournament. The winner will play Canal Winchester at 6:15 p.m. Saturday in second round at Thomas Worthington.

Of note: The Jaguars were 7-12 overall before last Tuesday and finished 4-10 in the OCC-Capital.

*OCC-Capital game