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(4) Richmond Heights vs. (2) Seneca East boys basketball Division IV regional semifinal preview

Mar. 11—(4) Richmond Heights vs (2) Seneca East

What: Division IV regional semifinal

When: 6 p.m, March 12

Where: Canton Fieldhouse, 1815 Harrison Ave. NW, Canton

Records: Richmond Heights 15-9, Seneca East 19-5

Richmond Heights path: Defeated Medina Christian, 92-32, def. Berlin Center Western Reserve, 62-26, def. Cornerstone, 95-53

Seneca East's path: Defeated St. Peters, 65-31, def. South Central, 74-33, def. Lucas, 76-66, def. Colonel Crawford, 44-38

On Deck: Winner advances to the regional final and will play the winner of Warren JFK and Dalton at Canton Fieldhouse on March 15.

For the Record: Richmond Heights fought through a schedule against nationally ranked teams and some of the best teams in Ohio for its sixth straight trip to the regional round. The Spartans bring five double-digit scorers into the contest, led by Dorian Jones at 14.1 points per game. They can work inside with Jones, Jeremy Wilson and Hosea Steele and from the outside with Demarris Winters. The offense is led by DeErick Barber and his area-high 8.1 assists per game. He also averages 10.2 points per contest. The Spartans have also found another level of scoring in the postseason, with a pair of games just shy of the century mark. ... Seneca East comes enters on the strength of its defense. The Tigers have held opponents to 44.5 points per game. Eleven of the Tigers' opponents have been held to under 40 points. On offense, they have scored over 60 points in four of their last five games. But they will need to find some quick scoring to hang with an explosive Richmond Heights offense.

Hercik's pick: Richmond Heights