Tigers, Mustangs fall in tourney openers

Circleville was checked to just 13 first-half points on Tuesday in a 49-41 loss to host Athens in a Division II Southeast District sectional semifinal.
Athens led 20-13 at halftime and 36-23 entering the fourth quarter.
Craig Fleck paced the Tigers with 15 points, Briley Cramer tallied 10 and Parker Kidwell had five and Ian Warden chipped in four.
The Tigers (6-17) lose Fleck, Trevor Coleman and Drew Moats to graduation.
Lynchburg-Clay 59,
Westfall 58

A last second shot just missed for Westfall on Tuesday as No. 23 seeded Lynchburg-Clay upset the No. 10 seeded Mustangs in a Division III Southeast District sectional semifinal.
Casey Cline led the Mustangs with 17 points, Trevor Wolfe tallied 11, Seth Gifford had 10 and Ashton Nunemaker turned in seven.
The Mustangs (11-10) turned in their first winning season since 2016 and lose seniors Wolfe, Nunemaker, Tyler Shipley and Jordan Grady to graduation.

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