Chillicothe - Warren cruised past Washington Court House 53-36 in Friday’s Division II district semifinal to win its 22nd straight game.
The Warriors, ranked fourth in the state and now 23-1 overall, led 11-5 after a quarter before really turning it on, outscoring the Blue Lions 17-2 in the second to take a 28-7 halftime lead. By the end of the third quarter, the Warriors led 45-16 and were in cruise control.
Washington Court House fought hard in the final period, led by Shawna Conger’s 16 fourth-quarter points, and cut the deficit to 17 by the final buzzer. Conger had just two points at halftime but finished with a game-high 23. Her deep 3-pointer midway through the fourth gave her 1,000 points for her career. The game was stopped to honor the Blue Lions senior.
Holding a six-point lead after eight minutes, Warren stretched its advantage to 10, 17-7, midway through the second. Molly Grayson made a 3-pointer before Sommer Saboley scored five straight points to make it 26-7.
Millie Ryan made two free-throws just before halftime to give Warren a 21-point edge.
Savannah Banks made a layup and then drained a 3 to make it 33-9 early in the third. Back-to-back buckets by Olivia Alloway made it 37-11 before Caspen Ford’s jumped extended the lead to 28.
Washington Court House outscored Warren 20-8 in the fourth quarter, but a bucket by Elizabeth Burdiss and a 3-pointer by Emme Bowe helped the Warriors hold off the Lions.