Boys Basketball

Worthington Christian wins third straight district title

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Worthington Christian's Brian Fields, center, celebrates with his teammates following the Warriors' 49-40 victory over Grandview Heights in a Division III district final March 6.

Seth Weygandt scored 14 points with seven rebounds to lead the seventh-seeded Worthington Christian High School boys basketball team past third-seeded Grandview 49-40 on March 6 in a Division III district final in the Fairgrounds Coliseum.

It was the third consecutive district title for the Warriors, who improved to 18-7. Worthington Christian will play Lima Central Catholic or Findlay Liberty-Benton in a regional semifinal at 6:15 p.m. March 12 at Bowling Green.

“We lost to (Grandview) twice by a combined six points, so we thought we had a good chance,” Worthington Christian coach Kevin Weakley said. “The boys came out and responded to the challenge.”

Grandview defeated Worthington Christian 51-49 on Jan. 13 and 74-70 in two overtimes Feb. 8 during the regular season in MSL-Ohio Division play.

Sam Condon added 12 points for the Warriors and Johnny Wordlaw had six points with 10 rebounds. Brian Fields scored six points.

Ike Dunaway scored 12 points with nine rebounds to lead Grandview, which finished 18-5. Hunter Schmalz added 10 points with 13 rebounds, Sam Claypool had nine points and Luke Miller scored five points with nine rebounds.

“Coach Weakley came up with a strategy that worked and every time we would get close, they would match it,” Grandview coach Ray Corbett said. “We just didn’t get the job done.”