Canton McKinley’s Bell first three-time Ms. Basketball
Canton McKinley High School senior Kierstan Bell joined LeBron James as the only three-time winners of Ohio’s top high school basketball award on Thursday with the announcement of her winning her third Ms. Basketball honor. A statewide media panel from the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association announced the selection. James was Ohio’s Mr. Basketball from 2001-03 while at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary. Bell led McKinley to a 25-2 record this season and a regional final by averaging 27.0 points, 7.9 rebounds, 4.4 blocks, 3.8 steals and 3.0 assists. She finished her career with 2,833 points, passing Ohio legends Katie Smith and Semeka Randall on the state’s career scoring list in recent weeks. Bell’s point total is fourth in OHSAA history. Canton McKinley went 93-14 with three district titles and one regional title with Bell. Other finalists for the Ms. Basketball Award included Constance Chaplin from Euclid, Jacy Sheldon from Dublin Coffman, Jordan Horston from Columbus Africentric, Sammie Puisis from Mason, Lauren Flannery from Hannibal River, Peyton Scott from Lynchburg Clay and Zia Cooke, Toledo Rogers.
Columbus Africentric 61, Berlin Hiland 48
Waynesville 41, Doylestown Chippewa 39, OT
State final: No. 1 Columbus Africentric (27-0) vs. No. 3 Waynesville (27-0), Saturday, 10:45 a.m.
Dayton Carroll 57, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 38
Toledo Rodgers 56, Thornville Sheridan 48
State final: No. 1 Dayton Carroll (27-2) vs. No. 4 Toledo Rogers (26-2), Saturday, 2 p.m.
No. 9 Willoughby Cornerstone Christian (23-4) vs. No. 2 Minster (26-1), today, 1 p.m.
No. 6 Ottoville (24-3) vs. Shadyside (24-4), today, 3 p.m.
State final: Saturday, 5:15 p.m.
No. 7 Canton GlenOak (24-2) vs. No. 4 Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame (25-2), today, 6 p.m.
No. 1 Pickerington Central (27-1) vs. Toledo Notre Dame Academy (23-5), today, 8 p.m.
State final: Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
Regional SCORES & SCHEDULE
Lima Senior 51, Toledo Start 48
Akron SVSM 47, Olmsted Falls 37
Regional final: Lima Senior (22-4) vs. Akron SVSM (22-4) at University of Akron, Rhodes Arena, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (subject to change)
Green 77, Mentor 60
Lakewood St. Edward 77, Euclid 71, OT
Regional final: Green (18-4) vs. Lakewood St. Edward (18-8) at Cleveland State University, Wolstein Center, Saturday, 2 p.m.
Pickerington North 61, Newark 46
Powell Olentangy Liberty 66, Pickerington Central 58, OT
Regional final: Pickerington North (22-5) vs. Powell Olentangy Liberty (23-4) at Ohio Dominican University, Saturday, 2 p.m.
Centerville 67, Sprngfield 63
Cincinnati Moeller 47, Lakota East 33
Regional final: Centerville (22-5) vs. Cincinnati Moeller (26-0) at Xavier University, Cintas Center, Saturday, 7 p.m.
Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph 66, Cleveland Benedictine 62
Akron Buchtel 60, Poland 51
Regional final: Cleveland VASJ (19-7) vs. Akron Buchtel (19-7) at Canton Memorial Civic Center, today, 6:15 p.m.
Region 6-Bowling Green
Columbus South 61, Norwalk 54
Lima Shawnee 50, Cleveland Central Catholic 48
Regional final: Columbus South (23-1) vs. Lima Shawnee (23-2) at Bowling Green State University, Stroh Center, Saturday, 2 p.m.
Thornville Sheridan 69, Steubenville 43
New Philadelphia 50, Chillicothe Zane Trace 43
Regional final: Thornville Sheridan (21-5) vs. New Phildelphia (23-4) at Ohio University, Convocation Center, Saturday, 7 p.m.
Trotwood-Madison 96, Cincinnati Aiken 62
Dayton Northridge 60, Columbus Biship Hartley 57
Regional final: Trotwood-Madison (26-2) vs. Dayton Northridge (19-7) at Kettering Fairmont High School, Saturday, 3 p.m.
Mogadore 69, Ashtabula Edgewood 65
Cleveland Heights Lutheran East 63, Orrville 50
Regional final: Mogadore (20-7) vs. Cleveland Heights Lutheran East (20-8) at Canton Fieldhouse, Saturday, 7 p.m.
Region 10-Bowling Green
Oregon Stritch 63, Columbus Grandview Heights 58
Coldwater 75, Willard 54
Regional final: Oregon Stritch (23-3) vs. Coldwater (18-9) at Bowling Green State University, Stroh Center, Saturday, 7 p.m.
Wheelersburg 51, Magnolia Sandy Valley 40
Canal Winchester Harvest Prep 79, Frankfort Adena 38
Regional Final: Wheelersburg (26-0) vs. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep (25-2) at Ohio University, Convocation Center, Saturday, 3 p.m.
Anna 70, Dayton Stivers 52
Cincinnati Purcell Marian 52, Versailles 37
Regional final: Anna (24-2) vs. Cincinnati Purcell Marian (21-5) at Springfield High School, Saturday, 7 p.m.
Springfield 62, Greenwich South Central 50
Richmond Heights 66, Bristol 34
Regional final: Springfield (21-5) vs. Richmond Heights (20-6) at Canton Fieldhouse, today, 7 p.m.
Region 14-Bowling Green
Toledo Maumee Valley 58, Columbus Grove 48
Convoy Crestvieww 58, Hicksville 42
Regional final: Toledo Maumee Valley (19-6) vs. Convoy Crestview (24-1) at Bowling Green State University, Stroh Center, today, 7 p.m.
Berlin Hiland 70, Coal Gove Dawson-Bryant 39
New Boston Glenwood 69, Sugar Grove Berne Union 64
Regional Final: Berlin Hiland (26-1) vs. New Boston Glenwood (19-6) at Ohio University, Convocation Center, today, 7 p.m.
Jackson Center 30, Fort Loramie 25
St. Henry 54, Springfield Catholic Central 36
Regional final: St. Henry (23-3) vs. Jackson Center (21-5)
at Kettering Fairmont High School, today, 7 p.m.