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HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE, Live this morning at 10:45, Jackson Center vs. Africentric on our website

 

Shawon Wilson, Africentric

HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE returns to the airwaves this morning after a week’s hiatus.

The Ohio Division IV State semifinals from the Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State, as the Jackson Center Tigers (26-0) take on Columbus City League South Division member, Africentric Nubians.

Game time is 10:45 a.m. live on the website. You can LISTEN LIVE by clicking here.

If the link fails, here’s another way to listen to the game live.

Go to the HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE page in the upper right hand corner, click it and scroll down to the March 22 game and click listen and the game comes up there. We’ll be on the air 30 minutes before the game with our usual information.

Africentric head coach Michael Bates

Jackson Center, from Jackson Center, Ohio in Shelby County, plays in the Shelby County League where they were the champions. Other members include, the Anna Rockets, Botkins Trojans, Sidney Fairlawn Jets, Fort Loramie Redskins, Houston Wildcats and the Russia Raiders.

Hosie Smith, Africentric

To get to the Division IV Final Four, the Tigers, coached by athletic director Scott Elchert, beat Tri-Village in overtime in the district championship game, St. Henry in the regional semifinals and Dayton Jefferson in the regional finals.

They are led by senior Andy Hoying, the Southwest District Player of the Year. Their other starters include senior Tony Opperman, juniors Alex Meyer, Trey Elchert and Eric Ryder.

Off the bench, Jackson Center turns to freshman Gavin Wildermuth and junior Levi Winner.

Justin Miller, Africentric

The Tigers are very stingy on defense, giving up a shade over 40 points a game.

Jackson Center is making their third trip to Columbus and the Final Four, but their first since their championship year of 1985.

They are one of only two unbeaten schools left in the State of Ohio.

The Africentric Nubians are 22-3 and members of the Columbus City League South Division where they were runnerups to champion Walnut Ridge. Two of their losses were to the Scots and the other was to Division III powerhouse Bloom-Carroll.

The Nubians are making their third trip to the State’s Final Four and second straight. Last year, they lost to eventual Division III champion Cincinnati Taft.

In their tournament run, Africentric have outscored opponents 78.7 to 34.3 points per game in 6 wins over Columbus International, Gilead Christian, Northside Christian, Millersport, Newark Catholic and Beaver Eastern.

Trevon Saunders, Africentric

Beaver Eastern scored 43 points on the Nubians in the regional final and those are the most their given up in the tournament in one game.

The Nubians, who will play 10-15 players to wear the opponent down, are led by juniors Kenny Robinson, Trevon Saunders, Kejuan Skinner-Byrd, Cyquil Tucker and Newshawn Walls. Top seniors include Fuquan Tucker, Delquan Black, Hosie Smith, Justin Miller and freshman Jaquan Harrison.

Kenny Robinson, Africentric

The winner of the Jackson Center-Africentric game will play the winner of the Berlin Hiland (24-1)-Arlington (23-3) game on Saturday morning at 10:30.

HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE is brought to you by majority sponsor, SWIFT TAX SERVICES.

 

 

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Columbus Academy beats Berne Union in Division III action

Game report from Arie Carter

 

Head coach Chris Jones has his Vikings on another roll in the tourney (megasportsnews.com photo)

Columbus Academy, the co-champion of the Mid-State Ohio Division with Newark Catholic, is on a roll in the OHSAA tournament.

They defeated Cardington in the first round and on Wednesday night, they eliminated Berne Union, 63-44 in a Division III game at Grove City Central Crossing.

Zach Ratcliff reached a milestone in his high school career during game, scoring his 1,000th point.

Ratcliff, who’ll be playing baseball at Ohio State next year, led the Vikings with 24 points and 12 rebounds for the second-seeded team from Gahanna, Ohio.

Daniel Aronowitz supported Ratcliff with 17 points.

Zach Ratcliff, a 1,000-point scorer (Columbus Academy photo)

Columbus Academy too much for Bexley on Senior Night; Vikings get piece of MSL Ohio Division title

Photos by Stuart Mason

Ben Bechtel with his parents

Stephen Casey & parents

The Columbus Academy Vikings thought they missed out on a chance to tie or even win the Ohio Division of the Mid-State League when they lost last Tuesday at Granville.

Adding to that disappointment was the fact that Newark Catholic beat Heath to take a half-game lead.

The two teams, Academy and Newark Catholic split their two meetings this season.

Friday night February 17 came around and it was Senior Night and the Vikings were hosting arch-rival Bexley and the game was on HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE, where Academy always plays well.

Jacob Mikalov with his parents

Tim Eldridge and his parents

Academy head coach Chris Jones knew he needed his team to respond to the challenge of Senior Night and the chance to tie for the MSL Ohio Division title.

The Vikings left no doubt that they were re-focused with a resounding 79-54 win over Bexley.

The Vikings not only came away with the win but also a tie for the MSL Ohio title with Newark Catholic who lost to Licking Valley.

Licking Valley simply destroyed the Green Wave, 60-40 as Ricky Wilson scored 20 and Hayden Ourant added 19.

The Vikings’ five senior played the final home game of their careers and leave a winner: Ben Bechtel, Stephen Casey, Jacob Mikalov, Tim Eldridge and Zach Ratcliff.

Zach Ratcliff and his parents

The Vikings started the game on a mission. They got the ball relentlessly inside to take advantage of the fact that they have taller players that are hard to defend: Mikalov at 6’8, Daniel Aronowitz, Aakaash Paladuga and Ratcliff who are all 6’4. Bexley’s has no one over 6’4 and their best defender is Jalen Robinette, and even he had problems defending under the basket.

Mikalov took control of the game for Academy with 13 points in the first quarter as the Vikings push out to a 24-12 lead.

The halftime score was 38-20 Academy.

The third quarter ended with the Vikings up 59-37 and they cruised from their.

Head coach Chris Jones has done a great job with the Academy program

The Buckeye Muffler & Brake Player of the Game was Mikalov who led all scorers with a career-high 31 points with eight rebounds and six blocked shots.

Mikalov had plenty of help in the scoring column as Eldridge scored 12 points, Aronowitz and Ratcliff with 11 each.

The Vikings were 19 of 26 from the free throw line and they committed just 11 turnovers. They ended the regular season at 16-4 overall, 12-2 in the MSL Ohio.

The Bexley Lions ended the regular season a disappointing at 7-13, 4-10.

The Lions were led by Sam Nolan with 13 and Robinette with 12.

Bexley could not create free throw opportunities as they were only 2 of 6 and only had 7 turnovers.

Bexley does not have the stable of players like they had during their glory days. The past 5 years, they’ve had Jon Primes, who graduated last year, and Robinette, and no one else to go with them.

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HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE tonight live on our website, Hartley visits Columbus Academy at 7:30 p.m.

 

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The place for tonight's action

A rare Wednesday edition of HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE will pit two of the Columbus area’s best teams against each other in Gahanna.

The Bishop Hartley Hawks under Randy Kortokrax will play at Columbus Academy at 7:30 pm.

You can LISTEN LIVE by going to the HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE page in the upper right hand corner, click it and scroll down to the February 8  game and click listen and the game comes up there. We’ll be on the air 20 minutes before the game with our usual information. The game will be archived forever on that page to listen to anytime.

Bishop Harley of the Central Catholic League is 11-3 with losses only to Watterson twice and Bloom-Carroll.

Columbus Academy of the Mid-State League Ohio Division, are 14-2, 12-1 and won last night over Lakewood at home, 88-27.

The Vikings have lost only to Newark Catholic and Jonathan Alder.

Both teams are ranked high in the Dispatch coaches poll, Hartley is fourth in Division II and Academy is second in Division III.

 

SWIFT TAX SERVICES/megasportsnews.com High School Bounce: Columbus Academy overpowers Hebron Lakewood in Mid-State League action

(megasportsnews.com photo)

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Megasportsnews.com broadcasted its second high school basketball game of the season Saturday night as Hebron Lakewood was taking on Columbus Academy in Gahanna, Ohio.

The two schools, members of the Mid-State League Ohio Division, which also includes: Bexley, Granville, Heath, Licking Valley, Newark Catholic and Whitehall.

The Lancers of Lakewood came into the game having a miserable season at 0-9 overall, 0-5 in the league.

The Columbus Academy Vikings hit the hardwood with a 6-3 record, 2-2 in the league.

From the outset of the game, Academy dominated all aspects in route to a 66-50 win.

(megasportsnews.com photo)

Academy jumped out quickly at 11-0 when Lakewood took a timeout at 4:36 of the first quarter. The quarter finally ended with the Vikings up 19-7, forcing the Lancers into 10 turnovers in the first quarter using a full court press mixed in with various zone defenses.

Getting off to a bad start was not the only bad omen for the Lancers, their top player Ross Watts, got into early foul trouble and never scored a point and only took two shots the entire game.

Columbus Academy cruised from their, leading 32-17 at the half, 58-33 at the end the three and the final of 66-50.

The Vikings defensively forced 19 turnovers and only committed 10 themselves. They clearly had a height advantage and played at a quicker pace which affected the smaller Lancers.

(megasportsnews.com photo)

(megasportsnews.com photo)

Academy had balanced scoring in the victory.

Daniel Aronowitz scored 15 points to lead the way. Zach Ratcliff, who was the ohcsports.com Player of the Game for Academy had 14 points. Austin Peterman added 11 and Tim Eldridge chipped in with 10.

The Lakewood Lancers were led by reserve forward/center Joe Cramer, who was selected as their ohcsports.com Player of the Game. Brandon Haggerty added 13 and Austen Morgan scored 12.

LAKEWOOD LANCERS GAME NOTES

(megasportsnews.com photo)

* Hebron, Ohio is located in Licking County.

* The Lancers are 0-10 overall, 0-6 in the MSL Ohio.

* The Lancers have lost to Whitehall, Watkins Memorial, Granville, Newark Catholic, Sheridan, Licking Heights, Utica, Heath, Bexley and now to Columbus Academy.

* This week, they’ll play At Johnstown, Licking Valley and At Whitehall.

COLUMBUS ACADEMY VIKINGS NOTES

* The Vikings have beaten: Wellington, Ready, Newark Catholic, Northridge, Granville, Licking Valley and now Lakewood.

* The Vikings have lost to Heath 59-56, Whitehall 61-55 and Worthington Christian 54-47.

* The Vikings are 7-3, 3-2 in the MSL Ohio.

*This week Academy plays At Johnstown, Licking Valley and At Whitehall.

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