BELOIT, Ohio (WKBN) – West Branch topped league-rival Marlington, 58-50, to win the sectional championship. The Warriors’ 18-wins this season ties the school record (set by last year’s team).
Sophomore Dru DeShields led all scorers with 20 points (6-10 FT). JD Brain and Josh Gregory had 12 and 10 points respectively. Jaxon Hendershott closed out his night with 9 points.
West Branch (18-6) – who two weeks ago won the EBC championship for the second time in as many years – will travel to Chaney on Thursday to face the Cowboys (10-6). Tonight, Chaney defeated Edgewood, 91-43.
For Marlington, Rome Sims scored a team-high 17 points while Ben Yoder had 13 points. Drew Denham nearly compiled a double-double (9 points, 8 rebounds).
The Dukes made 14 of 22 foul shots (63.6%).
Division II Northeast 2 District Semifinal (Thursday)
Louisville at Poland
West Branch at Chaney