Trailing by double digits entering the final quarter, Franklin Monroe rallied for a 58-52 win versus Newton in a Division IV boys basketball sectional final at Troy on Friday night.
Ethan Conley led the way with 24 points, Connor Crist added 11 and Jackson Crist 10.
Ryan Mollette tallied 19 points and Kleyson Wehrley chipped in 13 for Newton.
Franklin Monroe moves on to a district final matchup on Friday at UD Arena against the Russia/Jackson Center winner.
Northridge 65, Ben Logan 34: Northridge took control early in this sectional final, building a 21 point lead in the first half.
Coldwater 58, Van Buren 44: Cole Frilling put up 25 points and Marcus Bruns added 11 to help Coldwater advance to a district final.
Delphos St. John’s 30, Lima Central Catholic 29: DSJ booked a trip to the district tournament after winning in buzzer-beating fashion.
Fort Loramie 33, Ansonia 23: Eli Rosengarten scored 12 points and Fort Loramie pulled ahead early after holding Ansonia to seven points in the first half of this sectional final.
Minster 67, Fort Recovery 60: Jack Heitbrink finished with 17 points and Mike Ketner tacked on 16 to help Minster advance to the district tournament. Payton Jutte paced Fort Recovery with 17 points and Clay Schmitz added 16.
St. Henry 64, Ada 47: Zach Niekamp poured in 27 points, Ethan Thieman drained five three-pointers to finish with 17 and Caden Niekamp put up 11 points and hauled in 15 rebounds to help St. Henry take home a sectional title.
Centerville 63, Xenia 51: Curtis (X) 24; Pearce (C) 23.
Lakota East 52, Princeton 43: Barker (P) 16; Wieland (LE) 21.
Mason 60, Milford 50
Moeller 67, Colerain 51
Northridge 65, Ben Logan 34
Coldwater 58, Van Buren 44: Frilling (C) 25.
Deer Park 59, Seven Hills 44
Purcell Marian 72, Blanchester 32
Delphos St. John’s 30, Lima Central Catholic 29
Fort Loramie 33, Ansonia 23: Rosengarten (FL) 12; Shook (A) 13.
Franklin Monroe 58, Newton 52: Conley (FM) 24; Mollette (N) 19.
Kalida 41, Parkway 32
Marion Local 71, Ridgemont 30
Minster 67, Fort Recovery 60: Heitbrink (M) 17; Jutte (FR) 17.
St. Henry 64, Ada 47: Coulson (A) 14; Z. Niekamp (SH) 27.
Carroll 47, McNicholas 37
Franklin 49, Tippecanoe 39: Ferrell (F) 31.
Valley View 69, Roger Bacon 58
Team Results: 1. St. Marys Memorial; 2. Bryan; 3. Napoleon; 4. Greenon; 5. Versailles; 6. Northwestern; 7. Springfield; 8. Minerva.
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