COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jacob Paul led three Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas players in double figures with 15 points and the Knights continued their late-season surge with a 54-41 win Thursday against Canal Winchester Harvest Prep in a Division IV boys state semifinal at Ohio State’s Value City Arena.
The Knights (18-11) have won nine straight and will play for their first state championship in Saturday’s title game.
Harvest Prep (26-2), ranked No. 2 in the final Associated Press regular-season poll, had a 20-game winning streak stopped. The Warriors trailed 39-35 after three quarters but made two field goals in the fourth when Paul scored nine points, seven from the foul line.
Austin Hill and Anthony Moeglin scored 11 points for Aquinas. David Dennis Jr. had 12 points for Harvest Prep.