SMCC 46 — DHS 36
St. Mary Central Catholic used an 18-11 advantage in the fourth quarter to pull away from Danbury on its way to a 46-36 win in the Division IV Sectional Semifinals.
The Panthers had a small lead for the first three quarters, leading 21-17 at halftime and 28-25 after three quarters before using a surge in the fourth quarter to take control.
SMCC, who improved to 13-8 on the season with the win, were led by forward Lindsay Kaatz, who had a game-high 18 points. Maddie Engeler helped to pace the Panthers with 10 points.
The Lakers, who finish the season with a 7-14 mark, got 18 points from Kelsey Clemons and 10 from Erin Lavelle.
On a positive note, it was a much better performance this time around for the Lakers, who were defeated by the Panthers, 49-20, on Jan. 17, but not enough.
Ottawa Hills 65 — DHS 44
After taking a 15-13 lead following the first quarter, Ottawa Hills sustained control of the contest by outscoring Danbury, 35-21, in the middle two quarters to take a 50-34 lead heading into the fourth quarter on its way to a 65-44 victory.
The Green Bears had three players finish with double figures, led by Lucas Janowicz, who had a game-high 22 points. Teammates Geoff Beans and A.J. King finished with 19 and 16 points, respectively.
Dalton Chapman led the Lakers with 19 points and Caleb Helline, the team’s leading scorer, finished with 14 points.
Ottawa Hills finishes the regular season with a 12-8 overall record and a 9-5 mark in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference (TAAC), good for fourth place. The Lakers are now 0-20 overall and 0-14 in the TAAC.