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Darby boys team opens tourney at St. Charles

The Hilliard Darby High School boys basketball team opens Division I district tournament play at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at St. Charles in a first-round game.

The 19th-seeded Panthers are 14-8 overall.

St. Charles was 15-5 before playing Groveport on Feb. 19. The Cardinals are seeded 17th and have not played Darby this season.

The winner plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, against 13th-seeded Newark or 35th-seeded Watkins Memorial in the second round at the home of the better seed. Newark is 14-8 and Watkins Memorial is 6-16.

Neither team has played Darby this season.

The second-round winner plays second-seeded Westerville North, 39th-seeded Logan or 40th-seeded Columbus West at 6 p.m. March 6 in a district semifinal at Westerville Central.

Darby closed the regular season by defeating Hilliard Bradley 62-26 on Feb. 15 to finish 8-6 in the OCC-Cardinal Division.

Senior guard Kaleb Sislowski led the Panthers with 13 points. Senior forward Nic Baker added 12 points and senior center Clay Schmidt and senior guard Cade Carter both scored eight.

Olentangy ousts girls in district opener

The girls team finished 6-17 after losing to seventh-seeded Olentangy 67-19 on Feb. 16 in the opening round of the Division I district tournament.

Senior center Emily Krumpe led the Panthers with six points.

--Scott Hennen

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