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RICHARD PARRISH / The Lima News 
Lima Central Catholic's Martyce Kimbrough shoots a three-pointer against Roger Bacon's Austin Frentsos during Friday's Division III state semifinals tournament at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus.
RICHARD PARRISH / The Lima News Lima Central Catholic's Martyce Kimbrough shoots a three-pointer against Roger Bacon's Austin Frentsos during Friday's Division III state semifinals tournament at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus.
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COLUMBUS — Lima Central Catholic will have a chance at winning its second state title after dispatching Cincinnati St. Bernard Roger Bacon, 63-44, on Friday.

Martyce Kimbrough led the Thunderbirds with 19 points. Xavier Simpson added 14 points, while Tre Cobbs scored 13.

The Thunderbirds (24-4) now face Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph's at 4:30 p.m. Saturday for the state championship. VASJ beat Columbus Bishop Ready, 55-40, in Friday's first semifinal for a chance at the state championship.

The Thunderbirds hope for a shot at their second state title after winning it all 2010 and finishing as runner-up in 1994 and 1989. They managed to force a number of Bacon turnovers with their tough 1-3-1 zone.

The T-birds, playing in their seventh state basketball tournament, jumped out to an early 11-3 lead, led by five points by Kimbrough.

Bacon started using a press to pull back into the game, pulling within 14-10 with 1:49 remaining in the first quarter.

Every time Bacon pulled close, LCC found a way to stretch its lead. Halfway through the second quarter, the Thunderbirds began taking the ball inside with dribble drives.
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