ON TO THE FINALS! Phoenix down the Huskies 74-69


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<p style="text-align: right;">Photos by Erik Andrews Caleb Hughley is under pressure against an aggressive Northwestern team Monday in the Division III district semifinals. Oberlin came out on top by five.

Photos by Erik Andrews Caleb Hughley is under pressure against an aggressive Northwestern team Monday in the Division III district semifinals. Oberlin came out on top by five.


David Carter takes one to the boards.


Donald Payne III finds himself in traffic.


Zion Hicks breaks coverage to drive to the hoop.


Caleb Hughley and Donald Johnson combined for 41 points Monday on the way to a 74-69 win over Salem Northwestern in round two of the OHSAA playoffs.

The second-seeded Phoenix boys stormed the district semifinals with fast play and an iron-clad defense. Highley led the team with 21 points.

A second-half rally kept the Phoenix in the game as the third-seeded Huskies brought the pressure. With just five minutes remaining on the clock, the tally was tied at 61.

David Payne sank a basket to break loose and his teammates rang up 10 from the free throw line for the go-ahead score.

Now the red and blue are bound for the finals at 7 p.m. Friday at Wooster High School. They will play the winner of tonight’s match-up between Norwayne and Waynedale.

Oberlin High School has pre-sale tickets for $6 (adults) and $4 (students).

Photos by Erik Andrews Caleb Hughley is under pressure against an aggressive Northwestern team Monday in the Division III district semifinals. Oberlin came out on top by five.

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Photos by Erik Andrews Caleb Hughley is under pressure against an aggressive Northwestern team Monday in the Division III district semifinals. Oberlin came out on top by five.

David Carter takes one to the boards.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2016/03/web1_IMG_2794.jpgDavid Carter takes one to the boards.

Donald Payne III finds himself in traffic.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2016/03/web1_IMG_2902.jpgDonald Payne III finds himself in traffic.

Zion Hicks breaks coverage to drive to the hoop.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2016/03/web1_IMG_2702.jpgZion Hicks breaks coverage to drive to the hoop.

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