(Game played Feb. 20) CHILLICOTHE — It was tight all night but Circleville was able to stay unbeaten as the Tigers knocked off Logan Elm for the third time this season.
Circleville’s 47-38 win came in a Southeast District semifinal at Southeastern High School.
The Tigers (24-0) and Braves (15-9) kept the score within a few points all night before Circleville was able to add a bit of cushion to its lead in the final minutes of the game.
Circleville’s Kenzie McConnell was the game’s leading scorer with 18 points — 10 coming in the fourth quarter. With the first of two free throws in the final seconds, she passed her father on Circleville’s all-time leading scorer list. She now has 1,094 points while her father, Luke, had 1,092 in his career.
Jaylah Captain had 11 points for the Tigers while Megan Davis and Brie Kendrick each had nine.
Abby Hatter led the Braves with 10 points. The semifinal wraps up a career for Hatter in which she became Logan Elm’s all-time leading scorer in girls basketball and she finishes with 1,287 career points.
Karlee Thomas chipped in nine points while Brynn Griffith and Megan Diehl each had six, Riley Schultz had five and Ashton Fox added two.
The top-seeded Tigers return to Southeastern on Feb. 26 to take on No. 4 seed Vinton County, which beat No. 5 Unioto 53-46 in the other semifinal played after the Tigers’ game.