BASCOM — Colonel Crawford kept its postseason hopes alive with a 33-29 upset of No. 2 seed Hopewell-Loudon in a Division III girls sectional final on Saturday evening.
The Eagles (15-9) trailed 19-17 at halftime then tied the game at 22 by the end of the third period. Colonel Crawford outscored the Chieftains 11-7 in the final period to pick up the win. The Eagles hit 8-of- 11 foul shots in the fourth quarter to put the game away. They were 10-for-14 overall from the free throw line.
Eagles senior Allison Teglovic led all scorers with 14 points. She hit three foul shots in the fourth period to help seal the win.
Senior Theresa Dzugan scored nine points, seven of which came in the pivotal final period. Junior Kaylyn Risner added six points, seven rebounds, and four assists.
Senior Hannah Plesac scored three points and senior Jenna Maddy had one point for Colonel Crawford.
Makayla Elmore led Hopewell-Loudon with 13 points, 17 rebounds, and four blocked shots. Olivia Zender and Corley Coffman scored seven points apiece. Abbe Beidelschies added two points.
Colonel Crawford will now play No. 3 seed Margaretta in the Division III district semifinals on Thursday, Feb. 25 at Shelby High School. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.
The Polar Bears ended Wynford’s playoff run on Saturday, handing the Royals a 78-55 defeat.
In the other half of the Shelby District bracket, No. 1 Willard flashed past Upper Sandusky, 62-20, and No. 4 Carey knocked off No. 5 Ashland Crestview, 50-43.
The Crimson Flashes and Blue Devils will meet in the early game of the district semifinals at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 at Shelby.
Division III Girls Basketball
Saturday, Feb. 20
(6) Colonel Crawford 33, (2) Hopewell-Loudon 29
(3) Margaretta 78, (8) Wynford 55
(1) Willard 62, (11) Upper Sandusky 20
(4) Carey 50, (5) Ashland Crestview 43
Thursday, Feb. 25 at Shelby High School
(1) Willard vs (4) Carey, 5:30
(6) Colonel Crawford vs (3) Margaretta, 7:30
Saturday, Feb. 27 at Shelby High School, 2 p.m.
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