OHSAA Tournament Wrap-Up Day 2

Matt Medley

Matt Medley covers Ohio State basketball for AmicoHoops and various local sports for other outlets around Northeast Ohio.

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Day 2 of the OHSAA Tournament saw four more teams advance to Championship Saturday.

Division III

Villa Angela-St. Joseph’s dynasty continues, as the Vikings defeated Proctorville Fairland, 73-50, in the first game of the day.

6-foot-8 sophomore Alonzo Gaffney put up 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Junior point guard Jerry Higgins scored 17 points.  Senior Will Butler scored 16 off the bench, knocking down three shots from long-range.

VASJ advances to face Roger Bacon in the State Championship Saturday at 5:15 pm. It marks the fifth-consecutive state championship appearance for the Vikings.

To see more about VASJ’s historic win, along with the post-game press conference, click here.

Roger Bacon made quick work of Arhbold in the other D-III semifinal, cruising to a 68-43 victory, led by the senior duo of James Johnson (15 points, five rebounds) and Craig McGee (12 points, four assists).

Alec Priem pitched in with 12 points, ten of which came in the second half.

Division I

Archbishop Moeller defeated Pickerington Central, 57-47, with a strong fourth quarter performance, as the Crusaders outscored the Tigers, 20-9, in the final period.

Jeremiah Davenport scored 17 off the bench. Three other players reached double figures for Moeller.

To read more about the game, click here.

Massillon Jackson defeated St. Edward, 75-64, in the Northeast Ohio showdown, as Butler commit Kyle Young erupted for 25 points. The senior dominated every facet of the game, shooting 10-for-12 from the field, and scoring in a wide variety of ways.

Whether he was hitting turnaround jumpers:

or throwing down ridiculous dunks.

Young also grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots on the night.

Junior point guard Jaret Pallotta flirted with a triple-double, scoring seven points, passing for eight assists and grabbing ten rebounds.

Senior point guard Tommy Schmock led a valiant effort for St. Edward, scoring a team-high 23 points.

Jackson and Moeller square off Saturday night at 8:30 pm in a rematch of the 2010 Division I State Championship.

To see more about Jackson’s state semifinal victory, along with video highlights, click here.

Check out Massillon Jackson head coach Tim Debevec’s post-game press conference, along with Young and Pallotta’s comments below:

 

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Matt Medley
Matt Medley covers Ohio State basketball for AmicoHoops and various local sports for other outlets around Northeast Ohio. Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter.