Not until after the game did freshman forward Gabriela Martin discover how large a role she had played in the Olentangy Liberty High School girls basketball team's 31-27 win over Logan in the first round of the Division I district tournament Feb. 15 at Hilliard Davidson.

Not until after the game did freshman forward Gabriela Martin discover how large a role she had played in the Olentangy Liberty High School girls basketball team's 31-27 win over Logan in the first round of the Division I district tournament Feb. 15 at Hilliard Davidson.

Martin scored a team-high 13 points and set a school record for rebounds in a game with 20, three more than the previous record set by Ariel Brough during the 2003-04 season.

"I was kind of going 100 miles per hour when I was in there, so I had no idea until (after) the game (about the rebounding record)," said Martin, whose team improved to 10-11. "I didn't really believe it. I was like, 'Are you serious?'"

Liberty advanced to play sixth-seeded Gahanna in the second round Feb. 21. The winner faces fifth-seeded Dublin Coffman or Watkins Memorial in a district semifinal at 6 p.m. March 1 at Davidson.

The Patriots outscored Logan 11-4 in the third quarter to take a 21-12 lead.

"We didn't take care of the basketball and it was a poor shooting night for both of us," coach Ron Florey said. "However, we still found a way to win. We just kind of buckled down and hit some free throws. That's a credit to our team."

Florey also credited Martin, who had been averaging 7.8 rebounds per game.

"She has been our go-to person in the post," he said. "She does a lot for us. Once she develops more of a mid-range game, she is going to be an even stronger player for us."

•Seventh-seeded Olentangy got a wake-up call from Westland in the first round of the Division I district tournament, falling behind 11-2 before rallying to beat the Cougars 52-42 on Feb. 15.

The Braves improved to 19-2 and advanced to face Delaware in the second round Feb. 21.

"We did what we needed to do to win and advance," coach John Feasel said.

Freshman point guard Morgan Horvath came off the bench to score 11 points and junior forward Megan Beidelman had 10 points. Horvath had scored a total of eight points in the 10 games before the tournament.

"Our starting five didn't have the most sparkling night, but Morgan and Courtney Hale (a junior point guard who scored nine points) came off the bench and gave us a good spark," Feasel said. "One of the luxuries we have is we have a lot of good players. If one of our starters isn't playing well, we have people we can bring in off the bench."

The Olentangy-Delaware winner plays Hilliard Bradley or Lancaster in a district semifinal at 6 p.m. March 1 at Orange.

•Coming off convincing wins over Watkins Memorial (73-28 on Feb. 3), Franklin Heights (100-27 on Feb. 7) and Hilliard Bradley (63-44 on Feb. 10), third-seeded Orange opened the Division I district tournament by beating Whetstone 72-31 on Feb. 14.

The Pioneers were 20-1 entering a second-round game Feb. 21 against Walnut Ridge. The winner plays eighth-seeded Central Crossing or Newark in a district semifinal at 6 p.m. March 1 at Pickerington Central.

The challenge for the Pioneers is staying focused between games, coach Mary Ann Grimes said.

"There's too much time between games to get your kids hot," she said. "We're trying to keep them sharp and keep things clicking."

The margin against Whetstone allowed Grimes to play her reserves. Eleven players scored, with junior forward Mya Walker (19 points), junior point guard Taylor Agler (15) and senior forward Kelsey Lewis (10) reaching double figures.

The Pioneers outscored the Braves 36-13 in the first half.

"One of the hard parts is how long do you leave your starters in? When do you start putting your bench in?" Grimes said. "I'm trying to work different combinations and get the bench playing time with the starters. Everyone got to play (against Whetstone)."