Congratulations to NDA’s varsity basketball team on their thrilling 40-38 victory over #2 ranked Canton McKinley to win the program’s 6th Regional Championship and advance to the OHSAA State Final Four for the 6th time in the past 8 seasons! Senior Jala Johnson’s clutch bucket with 2.4 seconds remaining was the game winner. Senior Ashley Barron had a fantastic defensive effort and scored a team high 12 points and had 8 rebounds. Sophomore Olivia Sims scored 10 points that included a late three pointer to tie the game 38-38. Johnson finished with 9 points and freshman Grace VanSlooten scored seven points and had five rebounds. Senior Maelyn Kizer’s impressive defensive work held McKinley’s two-time Ohio Ms. Basketball Kierstan Bell to 12 points below her scoring average.
NDA will play Pickerington Central High School in the State Semifinal on Friday, March 15th, at The Ohio State University’s Jerome Schottenstein Center at 8 pm. Information on presale tickets, state t-shirts, and a student spirit bus will be released the evening of Sunday, March 10th, on this website and on Twitter @NDAEagleSports.
OHSAA Division I Girls Basketball State Tournament Bracket: https://officials.myohsaa.org/Admin/Bracket/PublicBracket?TournamentId=531
OHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament Coverage: https://ohsaa.org/Sports-Tournaments/Basketball-Girls/Girls-Basketball-2018-19/2019-OHSAA-Girls-Basketball-State-Tournament-Coverage