The Worthington Christian High School boys basketball team fell to Lutheran East in the Ohio Division III state championship game on Sunday afternoon. A story in the Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch gives the details. A portion of the article appears below. Click here to read the complete story. (Worthington Christian High School is a ministry of Grace Polaris Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation on the north side of Columbus. Mike Yoder is the lead pastor.)
Worthington Christian falls to Lutheran East, 61-56, in Division III state championship
It took Worthington Christian nearly seven minutes to score its first points of the game.
The Warriors eventually got their offense going, but it wasn’t enough, as they fell, 61-56, to Lutheran East in the Division III state championship game on Sunday afternoon.
Every time it seemed like Worthington Christian (27-2) had narrowed the gap enough to possibly take the lead, the Falcons (16-3) came up with a big shot to stay in front.
D.J. Moore, Tyler Kindberg and Kobe Buford did everything they could to cut into East’s lead, and a stolen pass and finish by junior Tommy Anthony with 55.7 seconds left made it a two-point game. The game hadn’t been that close since early in the second half.
On the ensuing possession, the Falcons went to the free-throw line and made 1 of 2 shots to extend the lead just enough.
“We really lost the game in the first five minutes of the game,” Worthington Christian coach Kevin Weakley said. “We didn’t respond to (the Falcons’ physical play) with what we needed to respond to it with, and combat it with it our own aggressive play, until it was too late.”
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