Dayton Dunbar defeats Mentor Lake Catholic


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Andre Yates scored 26 points to help Dayton Dunbar beat Mentor Lake Catholic 75-60 in an Ohio boys Division II semifinal Friday at Value City Arena.

The Wolverines (27-0) were hampered by poor 3-point shooting and saw Lake Catholic (23-3) get within five points of them with less than six minutes to play. Then Yates fed Deontae Hawkins for a dunk. He scored off a steal and then was fouled.

Yates' free throw made it 54-44, and Dunbar was able to pull away late.

Hawkins added 19 points and 12 rebounds. Mike Whalen led four Lake Catholic players in double figures with 14 points.

Dunbar will play for a second title in three years and face the winner of the St. Clairsville-Elida game on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.