COLUMBUS — The Carroll Patriots were smaller than their Akron St. Vincent-St.Mary opponents, but that didn’t stop them from outshooting and outrebounding the Fighting Irish in Thursday’s March 14 Division II state semifinals game at Ohio State University’s Jerome Schottenstein Center. Carroll defeated ASVSM, 57-38 to advance to Saturday’s state title game.
Freshman guard Sarah Ochs led Carroll — and everyone else — in scoring with 14 points. Juniors Julia Keller and Allie Stefanek scored a dozen points each, Elisabeth Bush finished with eight points, Ava Lickliter scored six, Megan Leraas added four, and Eve Thorner knocked in a free throw for the win.
Carroll (27-2) will now face defending D-II state champ Toledo Rogers (26-2) in the final at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16 in Columbus.