The Harvest Preparatory School boys basketball team headed into a Division III district semifinal on a 14-game winning streak.
The top-seeded Warriors defeated 26th-seeded Utica 83-37 in a second-round district tournament game March 2 to improve to 22-2 and advance to play 11th-seeded Amanda-Clearcreek in a district semifinal March 5 at Pickerington North.
The winner faces fourth-seeded Columbus Academy or seventh-seeded Africentric in a district final Friday, March 8, at Greater Columbus Convention Center. The district champion plays Frankfort Adena or Chesapeake in a regional semifinal Wednesday, March 13, at Ohio University.
The regional final is March 16 at OU.
The Warriors, who are seeking their second consecutive district title, opened the district tournament with an 86-41 victory over 25th-seeded Columbus International on March 25 as Christopher Anthony had 23 points and Andrew Tate scored 14. Harvest Prep led 34-1 after the first quarter.
Against Utica, the Warriors led 25-8 after one quarter and outscored the Redskins 22-3 in the third quarter. Anthony had 24 points, Brandon Beavers scored 16 and Elijah Glenn scored nine.
Harvest Prep lost to Africentric 54-52 in a state semifinal last season to finish 28-1.
The Nubians were 13-10 before facing Academy and are led by junior guard Calijha'won Davis, who had 19 points in a 59-21 victory over 23rd-seeded Madison Plains on March 2 in a second-round game.
Academy improved to 19-4 by beating 12th-seeded Wellington 77-73 on March 2 in a second-round contest as post player Dalyn DeCree had 23 points and wing player Chris Boyle, point guard Dorrian Moultrie and post player Hayden Compton each scored 15.