Marion Local’s Nathan Bruns. Marion Local defeated Pandora-Gilboa 56-54 in a D-IV boys high school basketball state semifinal at OSU’s Schottenstein Center last season. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

MAC rivals St. Henry, Marion Local in D-IV Northwest district final

Senior Caden Niekamp had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead St. Henry in a 48-41 defeat of Minster in a boys high school basketball Division IV Northwest district semifinal at Wapakoneta on Tuesday.

St. Henry (21-3) will play Midwest Athletic Conference rival Marion Local (17-7) in a D-IV district final at Wapak at 7 p.m. Friday. Jarod Schulze, a 6-9 senior, tallied 15 points to go with nine rebounds and four blocks for Minster (16-8).

Marion Local is the defending D-IV state champion.