HYPE VIDEO: Westerville South Basketball Final Four Video March 26, 2015 Westerville South prepares for its first ever trip to the Division-I State Final Four after a historic season. The Wildcats (26-1, 13-1) have already claimed an OCC-Cardinal Championship, a District Championship, and the school's first Regional Championship. Next on the list: a State Championship. Westerville South faces Garfield Heights (22-3, 9-1) in the State Semifinal this Friday at 5:15 in the Schottenstein Center. A win would pit the Wildcats against the winner of St. Edward's and Wayne.
Wildcats Earn First Final Four Trip, Defeat Northland 70-63 March 23, 2015 With their first ever trip to the state tournament calling, Westerville South responded with a strong 70-63 team win over Northland. The Wildcats used their quickness in transition offense to get easy points throughout the game, led by junior Andre Wesson's 20 points. Up 41-39 heading into the final quarter, South used a strong 13-0 run to spur on the victory and punch their ticket to the program's first final four. Westerville South (26-1) advances to play Garfield Heights (24-3) in the State Semifinal on Friday, March 27th at 5:15 pm at the Schottenstein Center.
Walnut Ridge Outmuscles John Glenn for 48-44 Regional Final Win March 23, 2015 John Glenn’s season came to an end with a 48-44 loss to Walnut Ridge in the Regional Finals. Poor shooting plagued the Muskies in the first half as they were only able to shoot 25 percent from the floor, trailing 20-14 at half. Drew Rackley scored 9 points over a two minute span in the third quarter to tie it up at 32 heading into the fourth quarter. Walnut Ridge went on a 6-0 run, including buckets down low by Malik Harrison extending the Scots lead to 44-40 with 3:40 remaining. John Glenn was within 3 with 22.2 seconds left, but a turnover allowed Walnut Ridge to hit a free throw and seal the victory. John Glenn finished the season 24-1.
49-45 OT Win Over Dover Sends John Glenn to Regional Final March 20, 2015 John Glenn advanced to the regional finals for the third time in five years with a 49-45 OT win over Dover. The Tornadoes forced the Muskies to play at a slower pace, but thanks to efficient shooting in the first half, John Glenn was able to take a 23-20 lead into the break. Dover took their first lead, 38-34, with 6 minutes left in regulation but turned the ball over in 7 of their last 9 possessions allowing John glenn to tie the game at 40 to force overtime. In the extra period Austin Blatt hit a three to give the Muskies a 47-44 lead that they would not relinquish. John Glenn moves on to play Walnut Ridge in the regional finals on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Ohio University.
Westerville South Conquers Newark, 73-64, Advances to Regional Final March 19, 2015 All Westerville South starters scored in double figures as the #1 seed 'Cats defeated #5 Newark 73-64 to advance to their 3rd Regional Final in the past 7 years. South took a 10-0 lead to start the game and while Newark tied it multiple times and drained 11 triples, they were never able to snag the lead. South out-rebounded their opponent 27-13 to spur on the win. Newark senior Jordan Dartis had a game-high 22 points and ends his career as the 'Cats all-time leading scorer. Westerville South advances to play Northland on Saturday at 5 p.m. in the Regional Final. A win would send Coach Calo and his squad to their first ever Final Four.
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