Top-seeded boys basketball teams from McDonald, South Range fall


South Range and McDonald, two state-ranked and top-seeded boys basketball teams, were upset in district semifinals on Monday night.

Fourth-seeded Canton Central Catholic beat top-seeded South Range 46-42 in a Division III district semifinal at Salem High School.

Fourth-seeded Western Reserve beat top-seeded McDonald 54-52 in a Division IV district semifinal at the Canton Fieldhouse. Kade Hilles scored the winning basket on a floater with 6.7 seconds to play and the Blue Devils missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

In other district semifinals, top-seeded LaBrae beat Garfield 76-24 at Warren Harding High School and top-seeded Cornerstone Christian beat Warren JFK 72-56 at Grand Valley High School.

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