REYNOLDSBURG — Trailing by one midway through the third quarter, the Danville boys basketball team turned it up a notch.
The Blue Devils went on a 15-2 run to end the third quarter, which propelled them to a 59-47 victory over Gahanna Christian in the Division IV District semifinal Monday at Reynoldsburg. The win sent the Devils to Wednesday’s district championship, where they will face top-seeded Africentric, which beat Delaware Christian, 51-38.
“We were able to hit some big shots down the lane and got a couple of and-ones, which we needed,” said Danvile coach Doug Selvey. “Plus, we got some stops and some big defensive rebounds. I’m proud of the way the kids played defense. We executed our game plan, both offensively and defensively, well.”
The Blue Devils (20-4) had jumped out to an 18-7 lead after one quarter thanks to some hot shooting. They canned 8 of 14 shots during the first eight minutes. But, they turned cold, other than Andy Payne (3 of 5 in the quarter), in the second as Gahanna Christian (16-8) fought back.
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