GIRLS BASKETBALL EARNS DISTRICT 3-PEAT!
For the third consecutive season and 6th time overall, the Mason Girls Basketball team has achieved an OHSAA District Championship, defeating Beavercreek last Saturday 43-34 in a come-from-behind classic. The Comets outscored the Beavers 18-3 in the fourth quarter to advance to the Regional semi-finals.
Beavercreek (21-5) appeared to be in great position to stun the Comets and led 31-25 after three quarters. Then the Comets "D" took over and the Beavers’ offense was unplugged to go with eight turnovers and two missed free throws. The Beavers’ only bucket in the game-changing fourth quarter came with 28 seconds left on a 3-pointer.
Key free throw shooting by the Comets was a huge factor in the win. Mason was 18-19 from the charity stripe (94.7%). Mason got solid scoring from Sade Tucker and Sammie Puisis (12) and Tihanna Fulton with 11.
The Comets (22-3) advance to the next level in the post season and have earned another shot at defending D-I state champ Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame in a D-I regional semifinal at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fairmont’s Trent Arena. MND advanced with a 48-28 defeat of Wayne. Last season MND defeated Mason in the Regional final by a score of 41-35.
Lakota West (23-1) will play Walnut Hills (23-1) in the other regional semi at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. West advanced with a 53-29 defeat of Fairmont.