Lima Central Catholic survives last-second shot to win Division III title

RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer Published:

COLUMBUS -- Martyce Kimbrough had 22 points -- including all four of his second-half points in the final 93 seconds -- to lead Lima Central Catholic past Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph 64-62 on Saturday in the Division III state boys final.

After VASJ (22-8) had cut the lead to a point on 6-foot-10 junior Carlton Bragg's 3-pointer with 6 seconds left, two LCC players missed three consecutive free throws. But Brian Parker's heave from midcourt was just short, touching the front of the rim.

The title was the second in school history for the seventh-ranked Thunderbirds (25-4).

Bragg had 23 for defending champ VASJ, which was denied its sixth state title.

-- Associated Press

Want to leave your comments?

Sign in or Register to comment.