The Thomas Worthington High School girls basketball team is set to begin postseason play against a familiar opponent.
The Cardinals are seeded 36th of 47 teams in the Division I district tournament and, after having a first-round bye, will travel to second-seeded Upper Arlington on Thursday, Feb. 20, for a second-round matchup.
Thomas, which is 7-14, lost twice to the Golden Bears during the regular season in OCC-Central Division play, falling 57-23 on Dec. 23 and 48-42 on Jan. 17.
Annika Wachtman and Andi Norman both had 13 points to lead UA and Kortney Eisenman scored 12. Jenna Anderson had 11 points to lead Thomas, with Jada Sleet and Matrina Parks adding nine and seven points, respectively.
UA improved to 21-1 with a 49-27 win over Central Crossing in the first round of the district tournament Feb. 17 and has won 20 games in a row. The Bears' lone loss came against Dublin Coffman, 42-32 on Nov. 29.
The second-round winner faces eighth-seeded Teays Valley or 16th-seeded Watterson in a district semifinal Feb. 27 at Westerville Central.
Thomas closed the regular season Feb. 10 with a 54-30 loss to Coffman to finish 5-9 in the OCC-Central.
The Cardinals finished sixth in the league, behind UA (13-1), Coffman (12-2), Olentangy Liberty (10-4), Westland (8-6) and Marysville (6-8) and ahead of Central Crossing (1-13) and Hilliard Davidson (1-13).
Wolves fall in district opener
Kilbourne saw its season come to an end with a 60-50 loss to 15th-seeded DeSales in the first round of the Division I district tournament Feb. 17.
The Wolves, who were seeded 24th, finished 13-10.
Kayla Pack, a senior guard, led Kilbourne with 19 points to finish with a program-record 1,019 career points. She had reached the 1,000-point milestone by scoring 22 points in a 49-45 win over Westerville Central on Feb. 11 in the Wolves' regular-season finale.
Jordyn Wilson scored 12 points and Carli Taute added eight against DeSales. Jori Arnold led the Stallions, who improved to 16-5, with 14 points.