Last updated: March 15. 2014 12:16AM -
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KETTERING — The Marion Local boys basketball team fell short of its first trip to the state final four in 10 years as the Flyers lost 62-44 to Tri-Village on Friday night at Fairmont High School.

After leading by just one point at halftime, 26-25, Tri-Village outscored Marion Local 22-6 in the fourth quarter to secure the regional final victory.

Damion Cook led Tri-Village with a game-high 24 points in the victory. Colton Linkous scored 19.

Dustin Rethman led Marion Local with 13 points. Adam Bertke scored 11, and Ryan Bruns had 10.

Tri-Village last made the state final four in 1991.

Division IV regional final

At Kettering Fairmont High School

Tri-Village 62, Marion Local 44

Marion Local

Griesdorn 13, Bertke 11, Bruns 10, Seitz 6, Rethman 4. Totals: 14–10–44.


Damion Cook 24, Colton Linkous 19, Tyler Cook 8, Van Winkle 6, McCabe 3, Morris 2. Totals: 20-14-62

Marion Local`8`17`13`6`—`44


Three-point goals: Tri-Village – Colton Linkous 5, Damion Cook 1, McCabe 1, Van Winkle 1; Marion Local – Griesdorn 3, Seitz 2, Bruns 1.

Records: Tri-Village 26-1, Marion Local 22-6.

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