WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Champion is after their third straight district championship, but in order to get to the district title tilt, the Golden Flashes must get by Ursuline.
The Irish have won four consecutive games including this past weekend’s 19-point win over Liberty for the sectional championship.
You can watch the ‘Game of the Week’:
Digital over the air at 33.2
Armstrong Cable Channel 13 and 108
Comcast Cable Channel 3
Direct TV Channel 15
MyYTV – Spectrum Channel 997 or 1008
High School Girls Basketball Game of the Week
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at 7 p.m. (LIVE on MyYTV)
Ursuline (11-8) at Champion (9-5)
*Live streamed on WKBN.com, tape delayed on MyYTV at 10 p.m.
Scoring Offense: Ursuline, 51.5; Champion, 45.4
Scoring Defense: Champion, 42.9; Ursuline, 44.6
-Ursuline last won the district title in 2017 when they defeated Columbiana in Struthers, 60-46.
-On Saturday, four Irish girls scored double digits as Ursuline eliminated Liberty, 65-46. The Irish were led by Anisah Moorman, who took game-high honors with 24 points. Cara McNally (13), Alayna Smith (12) and Rachel Fabry (10) all finished in double figures as well.
-Ursuline is 8-1 when they score 50 points or more this season.
-The Irish are 2-0 versus MVAC Grey Tier teams.
-A year ago, top-seeded Champion topped Garrettsville Garfield, 59-44, in the Cortland District Championship behind Emma Gumont’s 38 point, seven rebound performance. It was their second straight district crown.
-Down 48-43, Champion rallied to score the final six points of the game to survive and advance, 49-48, over visiting-Columbiana. Bella Meyer connected on a pair of three-pointers to send the Golden Flashes to the districts. Emma Gumont led Champion with 23 points.
-When Champion has held their opponents to 45 points or less, the Flashes have won seven of their nine contests this season.
-Senior Emma Gumont has averaged 14.3 points over her last four games.
2021 Division III – Northeast 2 District Field
Sectional Semifinals (Feb. 17)
Game 1: Garfield 70 St. Thomas Aquinas 35
Game 2: Liberty 70 Kirtland 60
Game 3: Columbiana 56 Pymatuning Valley 37
Sectional Championship (Feb. 20)
Game 4: Garfield 67 Conneaut 22
Game 5: Rootstown 49 Grand Valley 30
Game 6: Ursuline 65 Liberty 46
Game 7: Champion 49 Columbiana 48
District Semifinal (Feb. 24)
Game 8: Rootstown at Garrettsville Garfield
Game 9: Ursuline at Champion
Remaining Winners, Feb. 27 (1 p.m.)