GIRLS BASKETBALL

Toledo Notre Dame Academy 40, Canton McKinley 38

Jala Johnson's running one-hander with 2.4 seconds to play lifted the Eagles to victory over the Bulldogs in the Norwalk Division I regional final.

With score tied 38-38, Johnson took an inbounds pass in the backcourt with 9.9 seconds left, drove left inside the 3-point line, got past two defenders and swished a shot just inside the foul line.

Ohio's two-time Ms. Basketball and Ohio State recruit Kierstan Bell's half-court heave at the buzzer fell short and to the right. Bell finished with a game-high 17 points for the Bulldogs (25-2), who just missed going to its sixth state tournament.

"We fought in the second half; we just came up a little short," said Bell, whose team trailed 26-14 at halftime before tying the score 31-31 at the end of the third quarter.

Johnson, a Loyola of Chicago recruit, finished with nine points and Ashley Barron led the Eagles with 12 points.

 

BOYS BOWLING

Division I State Championship

Vandalia Butler won the team state title at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl with a pin count of 3,668 and defeated sixth-seeded Ashland in the championship match.

Perry was 12th and Copley 15th in the team standings and did not advance to the championship round.

Twinsburg senior Kaleb East was the top local individual, placing eighth with a three-game series of 665. Copley's Steven Gamauf finished 16th with a 634.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Green 65, Jackson 45

After a regular-season split, the Bulldogs took the rubber match between the Federal League rivals in the Canton Division I district final at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. It was Green's first district title in program history.

The second-seeded Bulldogs advanced to play Mentor in a regional semifinal at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Cleveland State.

 

Lakewood St. Edward 59, Brecksville 47

The Eagles used a 26-7 second-quarter run at Lakewood High School to win a third consecutive Division I district title,