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Fredericktown’s Kayla Casto (10) shoots over the outstretched hand of Johnstown’s Makenzie Spang (52) during their Division III district final game Saturday at Worthington Christian. The Johnnies won in overtime, 43-41.
Fredericktown’s Kayla Casto (10) shoots over the outstretched hand of Johnstown’s Makenzie Spang (52) during their Division III district final game Saturday at Worthington Christian. The Johnnies won in overtime, 43-41. (Photo by Fred Main) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
March 4, 2013 10:16 am EST

 

WORTHINGTON — The Fredericktown girls basketball team saw its dream of making it to the Sweet 16 fall a bit short Saturday.

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The Freddies battled Mid-Buckeye Conference foe Johnstown for 36 minutes before finally falling, 43-41, in overtime in the Division III Central District finals at Worthington Christian.

”I cannot say enough about my kids,” said Fredericktown coach Wes Elifritz. “We’ve got three seniors that didn’t come down here to lose. That’s why this is so devastating. We planned on playing Johnstown in the district finals and we planned on beating them. So, it definitely hurts when you fall short. It’s a tough way to end it.”

The game had the feel of a special game from the opening tip, but the excitement level turned up loud in the second half as the teams seemingly traded baskets. Neither team led by more than three points in the second half or overtime.

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