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BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Tournament action: Mifflin pressures Granville to death

Game report by Rudy LaPeer

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The Mifflin Punchers sometimes gets lost in the Columbus City League North Division because all of the attention sometimes goes to Northland, Centennial, Whetstone and Brookhaven, but they a decent team especially with high-scoring guard Percy Dean leading the way.

The Punchers also are quick and play solid defense.

Against the Granville Aces, the Punchers used a full-court press the entire game, forcing 20 turnovers and basically dominated and defeated the sixth-seeded team from Licking County, 63-51.

Mifflin, now 11-12, was led as usual by Dean with 20 points, six assists and showed why he was the Central District Player of the Year.

Dean received support from Ashton Scott with 13 points, seven rebounds and Alex Harris with 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots.

Granville (17-6), one of the top teams in the Mid-State League Ohio Division, when they broke the fullcourt press, never were able to take advantage of the mismatches in the frontcourt.

The Aces were led in scoring by Ryan Green with 22 points.

Mifflin will play Columbus City League South Division member Eastmoor Academy in the Division II District final on Thursday at 9:00 p.m.

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