Fairmont girls basketball coach Lacy Drake addresses a 53-29 loss to Lakota West in a D-I district final at Princeton on Sat., March 3, 2018. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Lakota West bumps Fairmont out in D-I district final

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It was one of four D-I district finals. Walnut Hills defeated McAuley 60-57 in the opener. Wayne and Beavercreek also will play in separate games.

Mali Morgan-Elliott of Fairmont (left) battles Jaydis Gales. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

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West advances to the D-I regional semifinals against Walnut Hills (23-1) on at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Fairmont’s Trent Arena. An established D-I Southwest power, it was the fourth consecutive district championship for West, which also won a D-I state title in 2015.

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Ally Haar led West with 14 points and Jasmine Ballew added 10. Mali Morgan-Elliott led Fairmont with 10 points and eight rebounds.

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