Today, the basketball team (25-1) at Worthington Christian High School, a ministry of the Grace Brethren Church of Columbus, Ohio, will play Bedford Chanel (17-8) in the Ohio boys basketball Division IV semifinal tournament game. The game is at 5:15 p.m. at Value City Arena in The Ohio State University’s Jerome Schottenstein Center.
The team was featured in today’s Columbus Dispatch:
As water boys for Worthington Christian’s state tournament teams in 1999 and 2000, Tyler Joseph and Brady Beals absorbed more than one might imagine.
“The 2000 team could really light it up from three-point range,” said Joseph, a senior guard. “Even at that age, I marveled at how easy they made it look.”
Beals, a junior forward, reached a conclusion about Worthington Christian’s style at the age of 9. “I remember thinking it was controlled chaos,” he said. “Coach (Ray) Slagle knew exactly what he was doing.”
Slagle has moved on to Cedarville University, which will play in the NAIA Division II tournament, but the system he put in place in his 10 seasons at Worthington Christian continues to thrive under Kevin Weakley.
Heading into a Division IV semifinal against Bedford Chanel at 5:15 p.m. today, Worthington Christian (25-1) has made 230 three-point shots, an average of 8.8, on 39 percent accuracy.
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