Cincinnati Country Day Lady Nighthawks and fans storm the floor following upset win over Fort Loramie. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Country Day faces Tri-Village in Regional Finals

Cincinnati Country Day upsets No. 1 state ranked Fort Loramie to challenge Lady Patriots for Regional Title

VANDAILIA – The state’s No. 1 ranked OHSAA DIV Fort Loramie Lady Redskins were favored to repeat as state champions going into Thursday night’s first round regional game against the Cincinnati Country Day Lady Nighthawks only to have CCD dash their hopes with a 47-40 win.

The expected matchup between the Tri-Village Lady Patriots and Fort Loramie will have to wait for another year as the Lady Patriots, 54-33 winners over Danville in the early game now has Tri-Village taking on CCD in the regional finals.

Country Day jumped out to a 14-5 lead after one quarter of play in a game the Lady Nighthawks never trailed.

Fort Loramie came up 1 point short in the second with CCD taking the quarter 14-13 sending the game to the break with Country Day holding a double digit 28-18 advantage.

By the end of the third quarter the Lady Redskins had battled back to make it a 5 point 34-29 Country Day lead and would get within 2 points early in the fourth before the Lady Nighthawks pushed its lead back to 7 points and move on in tournament play.

Fort Loramie closes out its season with a 24-2 record while Country Day brings a 20-4 record into the Regional Finals on Saturday with the Tri-Village Lady Patriots.

BOXSCORE

COUNTRY DAY 47, FORT LORAMIE 40

COUNTRY DAY – M. Zimmerman 11, G. Barnes 11, E. Zimmerman 8, S. Easter 8, S. Zimmerman 7, D. McClean 2

FORT LORAMIE – R. Heitkamp 15, A. Sholtis 13, A. Brandewie 5, A. Turner 3, C. Meyer 2, O. Mescher 2

SCORE by QUARTERS

14-14-06-13 47 Country Day

05-13-11-11 40 Fort Loramie

Fort Loramie's Riley Heitkamp (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Lady Redskins' Ava Sholtis. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Fort Loramie Lady Redskins' Ava Turner. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Lady Redskins' Avery Brandewie. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Fort Loramie's Cara Meyer. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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