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Division III state championship game
Orrville vs. Lima Central Catholic
Lima Central Catholic wins the Division III state championship with a 60-57 win over Orrville.
Junior forward Austin Stolly led the Thunderbirds with 16 points and five rebounds. Senior guard Desi Kirkman contributed 15 points, five rebounds and six assists.
Senior guards Joey Bescanson and Jacob Bolyard each scored 14 points for the Red Riders. Junior forward Zach Wasson finished with 12 points.
Sophomore forward Ty O'Connor scored 12 points for LCC.
Orrville trailed 48-34 with 6:37 to go in the fourth quarter, but cut its deficit to 56-55 with 1:01 remaining. The Red Riders would get no closer.
Bolyard fouled out with 20.7 seconds left in the game. Wasson attempted a 3-pointer with about three seconds remaining, but the shot hit off the rim.
Bescanson appeared to be trying to get a 3-point shot off, but was double-teamed and forced to pass the ball to Wasson.
The Thunderbirds lead 43-34 after three quarters
Junior forward Austin Stolly is leading LCC with 15 points and senior guard Desi Kirkman has 12 points and five assists.
Senior guards Joey Bescanson (10 points) and Jacob Bolyard (nine points) are the Red Riders leading scorers entering the fourth quarter.
The Thunderbirds lead 26-20 at halftime
Junior forward Austin Stolly is leading LCC with eight points and senior guard Desi Kirkman has six points and four assists.
Senior guards Jacob Bolyard (seven points) and Andre Ingram (four points) are the Red Riders leading scorers at the half.
The score is tied 12-12 at the end of the first quarter
Senior guard Jacob Bolyard scored seven points in the first quarter for the Red Riders.
Junior forward Austin Stolly scored six points for the Thunderbirds in the first quarter.