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Girls Basketball

North loss knocks Bradley out of OCC race


The Hilliard Bradley High School girls basketball team's bid to win the OCC-Cardinal Division championship ended Feb. 4 with a 54-46 loss to host Westerville North.

The Jaguars, who were outscored 29-17 in the second half, finished 11-3 in the league to place second behind North, which was 12-1 before playing Dublin Jerome on Feb. 11.

Meredith Miller had 12 points against North to lead the Jaguars. Grace Fodor scored 11 points, Ashley Hummel scored nine and Shelby Haworth added eight.

Bradley, which was 16-5 overall before completing the regular season Feb. 11 against Watterson, has turned its attention to the Division I district tournament.

The Jaguars are seeded 12th of 47 teams in the district and will play host to 28th-seeded Grove City in the first round Monday, Feb. 17. The winner will play 17th-seeded Westerville South in the second round Feb. 20 at the higher seed.

Bradley has yet to play Grove City this season, but it defeated South 53-36 on Dec. 13 and 41-29 on Jan. 24 in OCC-Cardinal play.

Grove City was 10-11 before playing Groveport on Feb. 12.

Wildcats preparing to face Newark

Davidson lost its final four games of the regular season to fall to 3-18 overall.

The Wildcats are seeded 39th in the Division I district tournament and will travel to third-seeded Newark in the first round Saturday, Feb. 15. The winner will play host to 46th-seeded Darby in the second round Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Davidson did not play Newark during the regular season but defeated Darby 44-32 on Jan. 25. Newark was 16-5 before playing Olentangy on Feb. 12.

The Wildcats finished 1-13 in the OCC-Central, including a 57-54 overtime loss to Olentangy Liberty on Feb. 4 at home and a 59-48 loss to host Thomas Worthington on Feb. 7 in their regular-season finale.

Lea Edler had 22 points against Liberty, with Hannah Fecht and Cambree Friedman adding 10 and eight points, respectively. Davawnna Clark had 12 points and Fecht scored nine against Thomas.

Panthers fall short against Scioto

Darby nearly earned its first win of the season Feb. 4 but came up short in a 41-38 loss at Dublin Scioto in an OCC-Cardinal contest.

The Panthers then lost to host Westerville Central 57-27 on Feb. 7 to fall to 0-20 overall and 0-13 in the league. They concluded the regular season Feb. 11 with a league game against Canal Winchester.

Darby has a first-round bye in the Division I district tournament and will play at Newark or Davidson in the second round Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Erika Boyd and Caitlin Snyder both had nine points against Scioto, which outscored the Panthers 18-3 at the free-throw line. Darby had 10 foul-shot attempts and Scioto had 28.

Snyder had a team-high 10 points against Central.