The Athens Bulldogs fell to the Warren Warriors last night in overtime in the regional semifinals, 74-69. The Bulldogs came out of the gates firing behind Joey Burrow, but Warren would push a lead out to 11 midway through the second quarter. The Bulldogs would close the half on an 8-0 run to trail by three going into the break. In the third quarter it was all Athens, as Joey Burrow and Ibi Watson pushed Athens in front by as many as 13 as the Bulldogs led by 11 going into the fourth. But Evan French would score 21 in the fourth to tie the game and send it to overtime. In the extra period, the Bulldogs turnovers were too much to overcome as Warren took the lead midway through and never let go. The Bulldogs were led by Joey Burrow with 28 points and Ibi Watson with 22. Athens finishes 21-5 on the season. Warren advances to the Elite Eight to take on New Philadelphia on Saturday at 3.
In other area high school action, the Eastern Lady Eagles head to Columbus today to battle Berlin Hiland in the Final Four at 1.
The Ohio Bobcats start their run at a MAC title tonight as they battle the Western Michigan Broncos in Cleveland in the semifinals. The Bobcats have the second seed in the tournament and will look for their third championship in four years and second straight. The Bobcats bested the Broncos on the road this year. The game can be heard on Power 105 with pre game at 8:30 and tip off at 9.
In the MAC tournament last night, Kent State outlasted Buffalo, 70-68 and Western Michigan topped Eastern Michigan, 70-55.
The Columbus Blue Jackets fell to the Chicago Blackhawks last night, 2-1 in a shootout. The Blackhawks were on the board first late in the second period, but Jack Johnson would knock a slap shot into the back of the net to tie the game less than a minute later. After a scoreless third and overtime, Artem Anisimov and Jonathan Toews traded goals in the shootout before Patrick Kane scored the winner in the shootout for Chicago. The Jackets will now host Phoenix on Saturday night. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pre game at 6:45 and drop of the puck at 7.
Elsewhere in the NHL last night, Minnesota bested Colorado, 5-3. St. Louis blanked Phoenix, 3-0. Winnipeg ousted the New York Rangers, 3-1. The New York Islanders shutout Tampa Bay, 2-0. Washington edged Carolina, 3-2. Pittsburgh topped Toronto, 3-1 and Boston handled Florida, 4-1.
In Spring Training action yesterday, the Cincinnati Reds fell to the Seattle Mariners, 8-7. Reds hurler Homer Bailey struggled on the afternoon, giving up three runs over four innings, but left with a 7-3 lead and Seattle came storming back to win late. The Reds are back in action today at 10 against Colorado.
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