The Hilliard Bradley High School girls basketball team lost to Northland 41-25 in a Division I district semifinal Feb. 25 at Olentangy Orange to finish 18-7 overall.

The Hilliard Bradley High School girls basketball team lost to Northland 41-25 in a Division I district semifinal Feb. 25 at Olentangy Orange to finish 18-7 overall.

The ninth-seeded Jaguars trailed 11-9 at halftime, but their shooting struggles continued in the second half and the eighth-seeded Vikings were able to score in transition and pulled away.

"I was pleased with our season," coach Kathy Lindsey said. "... We needed our returning players to take on much bigger roles and most of the time, our players stepped up."

Sophomore guard Teneea Heston had a team-high nine points against Northland.

The Jaguars, who won a district title last season, beat 27th-seeded Westerville Central 31-25 in the first round Feb. 13 and 23rd-seeded Pickerington North 36-27 on Feb. 19 in the second round before falling to Northland.

Bradley won its second consecutive outright OCC-Cardinal Division championship, going 13-1 to finish ahead of Westerville South (11-3), Westerville North (9-5), Central (8-6), Dublin Jerome (7-7), Darby (5-9), Dublin Scioto (2-12) and Canal Winchester (1-13).

Bradley will be losing three seniors, including two starters in point guard Grace Fodor and post player Juliet Allen.

Among the expected return-ees are Heston, juniors Carly Allocco (forward) and Jacklyn Foster (forward) and sophomores Kamerin Hillis (guard) and Abbey White (post player).

Allocco (12.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists) and Fodor (9.0 points, 3.8 assists and 3.0 steals) both were named first-team all-league and honorable mention all-district. Heston (9.4 points, 4.1 rebounds) was second-team all-league and Allen (4.1 points, 4.9 rebounds) was honorable mention all-league.

"We will miss our seniors and all three will play in college," Lindsey said. "Grace is a three-year starter at the point and signed a full scholarship to play at Division II West Liberty State University and Juliet continued to improve and played against girls much taller than she is. Alex (Yee) gave us shooting off the bench."

White averaged 3.5 points and 3.1 rebounds and Foster averaged 2.0 points and 2.5 rebounds. Hillis averaged 3.3 points and 2.5 rebounds as a starter before an injury forced her to miss the second half of the season.