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BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Tournament action: Mifflin continues hot streak, wins in OT against Eastmoor Academy

The Mifflin Punchers of the City League North has put on a late season push and has continued.

Their most recent win over City League South opponent Eastmoor Academy in overtime at the Ohio Expo Center Coliseum, 65-61.

Mifflin’s hectic style of pressing all over the court for 32 minutes or in this case, 36 minutes, caused Eastmoor problems.

Percy Dean scored 26 points, including six free throws in overtime, as the unseeded Punchers (12-12) won their 10th district championship and advanced to regional play at Kettering Fairmont against Cincinnati St. Bernard Roger Bacon (19-5).

Ohio State football recruit Ronald Tanner, who led seventh-seeded Eastmoor Academy (12-11) with 20 points, made a steal and scored on a 12-foot jumper with four seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 54.

Game report from Lynn McGill

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.

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Tournament action: Dean leads Mifflin past Buckeye Valley

Game report from H.C. Reams

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Columbus Mifflin received balanced scoring as they upset second-seeded Buckeye Valley in a Division II sectional final at Delaware, 64-60.

Percy Dean was one of four players in double figures for the Punchers, leading the way with 18 points.

The Punchers took control of the game with a 22-9 scoring advantage in the third quarter.

The Barons (19-2) also had trouble stopping Mifflin’s other top scorer’s Quintin Wilson with 13 points, Alex Harris and Ashton Scott with 12 each.

Mifflin ups its record to 10-13.

Buckeye Valley who led 32-25 at the half, were led by Tony Clark with 15 points.


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Columbus Academy wins road game at Hebron Lakewood, 63-49.

Zach Ratcliff scored 22 points and Daniel Aronowitz added 18.

Centennial in overtime beat Columbus West, 77-75. Wesley Russell scored 23 points for Centennial. Game-high scoring honors went to Kersey Long of West with 36 points. The game was heard live on It is archived on the HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE page and can be listened to anytime.

Whetstone beats Briggs, 62-57. Cameron Vines scored 19 for Whetstone.

Mifflin defeated Big Walnut, 76-57. Percy Dean poured in 28 for the Punchers.

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Gullick leads 76ers over Mifflin

Game report from Marty Logan

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In a high-scoring affair, the Independence 76ers outscored the Mifflin Punchers, 84-72.

Percy Dean, one of the top players in the Columbus City League, scored 35 points for Mifflin, but it wasn’t enough because the 76ers outscored them 51-30 in the second half of play.

Host Independence was led by Allen Gullick with 21 points, 19 in the second half. He was supported by Terry Hopewell and James Young who added 18 each to help boost the Sixers to 12-8 on the season.

Mifflin falls to 7-12.

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