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Girls Basketball

Wolves to open against DeSales


The Worthington Kilbourne High School girls basketball team is getting set for the Division I district tournament.

The Wolves are seeded 24th of 47 teams and will open at 15th-seeded DeSales on Monday, Feb. 17, with the winner playing 20th-seeded Delaware in the second round Feb. 20. The Stallions entered the week 15-5.

Kilbourne was 12-9 overall before closing the regular season Feb. 11 against Westerville Central and finished 6-8 in the OCC-Capital Division. The Wolves lost their final two league games, falling to Olentangy 68-29 on Feb. 4 and New Albany 44-40 on Feb. 7.

Carli Taute had 12 points against Olentangy and scored 13 against New Albany. Kayla Pack, the program's all-time leading scorer with 978 career points before playing Central, and Jordyn Wilson added 12 and nine points, respectively, against New Albany.

Cardinals preparing for district tourney

Thomas is seeded 36th in the Division I district tournament and has a first-round bye.

The Cardinals will play at second-seeded Upper Arlington or at home against 38th-seeded Central Crossing in the second round Feb. 20.

The Cardinals played both UA and Central Crossing twice during the regular season in OCC-Central play. They lost to the Golden Bears 57-23 on Dec. 23 and 48-42 on Jan. 17 but defeated the Comets 32-22 on Jan. 3 and 45-42 on Feb. 4.

Thomas lost to Dublin Coffman 54-30 on Feb. 10 in its regular-season finale to fall to 7-14 overall and finish 5-9 in the OCC-Central.

Jenna Anderson led the Cardinals with 10 points.

Thomas had won its previous two games, defeating Hilliard Davidson 59-48 on Feb. 7 after beating Central Crossing three days earlier. It marked the second time this season that the Cardinals won consecutive games.

Jada Sleet had 19 points against Central Crossing and 26 against Davidson. Anderson added eight points against the Comets and 12 against the Wildcats, and Laura Gomez and Matrina Parks both had eight points against Davidson.