PAULDING — Paul Utendorf led three Kalida players in double-figures as the Wildcats beat Ayersville 62-32 in a Division IV sectional semifinal game at Paulding on Wednesday. Kalida (16-5) will play Miller City (13-8) in a sectional championship game at 8 p.m. Paulding on Friday.
Utendorf scored 16 points for Kalida, Tyler Kortokrax had 12 points and Kevin Unverferth struck for 11 points while Austin Horstman scored 9 points.
Miller City 50
PAULDING — Ross Kaufman lit up the scoreboard for 21 points and Miller City got by Antwerp and into the sectional final. Brent Hermiller scored 19 points for Miller City in the victory.
Columbus Grove 71
North Baltimore 12
OTTAWA — Columbus Grove walked into the sectional final round as 13 players scored in the Division IV semifinals at O-G. Connor Kohls scored 13 points for Grove (16-4) and Jordan Travis added 10 points. Grove will take on Cory-Rawson at 8 p.m. Friday at Ottawa-Glandorf.
OTTAWA — Grant Marshall’s 18 points led Cory-Rawson in the Div. IV semifinal. The Hornets are 8-12. Alex Edson scored 12 points for the Hornets while Grant Risner had 8 points and 9 boards.
Ridgemont 53, USV 51
KENTON — The Gophers moved past the Rams and into the Division IV sectional finals. Ridgemont will play Arlington at 8 p.m. Friday at Kenton. USV’s Lane Hurley scored 19 points and Shane Rofe had 10 points.
St. Henry 67
COLDWATER — St. Henry ran out to a 32-8 lead by halftime and rolled to a Division IV sectional semifinal win at Coldwater. St. Henry will face New Bremen at 8 p.m. Friday at Coldwater in the sectional finals. Kyle Stahl scored 15 points for St. Henry and Jordan Bender added 10 points. Dylan Little, Jake Frank and Garret Havenstein each had 6 points for W-G.
New Bremen 58
Marion Local 56 (2 OT)
COLDWATER — New Bremen slipped by Midwest Athletic Conference foe Marion Local in the other sectional semifinal at Coldwater. Aaron Clune had 19 points for New Bremen, Derek Bornhorst added 17 points and Troy Williams had 10 points. Adam Bertke’s 14 points led the Flyers, Craig Niekamp had 12 points and Alex Rosenbeck scored 10 points.
Jackson Center 63, Bradford 27
PIQUA — Jackson Center moved on in the Division IV district semifinal game. Jackson Center will play March 9 at the University of Dayton in a district final against a team to be determined. No other stats were available.
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