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Girls Basketball: Crestview rolls past Tiffin Calvert

Mar. 7—ELIDA — Crestview got the start it wanted.

And Tiffin Calvert never had a chance to recover.

In Wednesday's second Division IV girls regional semifinal basketball game at the Elida Fieldhouse, Crestview jumped out quickly on Tiffin Calvert and never looked back, en route to a 65-40 victory.

With the win, Crestview (25-2) will face Northwest Conference-foe Columbus Grove for a regional championship on Saturday at the Elida Fieldhouse with tip-off set for 1 p.m.

In Wednesday's first regional semifinal at the Elida Fieldhouse, Columbus Grove (21-5) held off Gibsonburg (23-3), 53-44.

Cali Gregory led Crestview and all scorers with 30 points, including two 3-pointers. Gregory also pulled down seven rebounds and made five steals. Myia Etzler, a 6-foot-2 post player for Crestview, had 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Kaci Gregory added 10 points, five boards, and five steals. Ellie Kline had nine points for the Knights.

"I can't think of a better way for us to start it out," Crestview coach Mark Gregory said. "I thought we had some good looks from the outside and some good looks from the inside. ... We went inside/outside, which is what we talked to the girls about. I'm just so proud. We had a great effort from everybody. Cali set the tone for us and got us started, but we had so many girls who stepped up tonight. I'm just so proud of this group."

Alyssa Rishty led Calvert (17-9) with 18 points, including two 3-pointers. Kate Coleman added 11 points, including two 3-pointers for the Senecas.

Calvert committed 20 turnovers on the night, compared to Crestview's seven miscues.

Gregory was pleased with his players' defensive effort, along with how they took care of the basketball.

"We took care of the basketball. It was great. I think we had two turnovers in the first half. We turned them over and got some easy buckets, but then we also took care of the basketball. That was awesome."

Crestview won the boards, 33-21.

Crestview 65, Tiffin Calvert 40

Score by quarters:

Crestview 23 13 14 15 — 65

Tiffin Calvert 8 8 15 9 — 40

CRESTVIEW

Kaci Gregory 10, Ellie Kline 9, Cali Gregory 30, Myia Etzler 12, Kennedy Crider 2, Peyton Hoffman 2. Totals: 24-13-65.

TIFFIN CALVERT

Alyssa Rishty 18, Megan Rombach 3, Carleigh Meier 4, Kate Coleman 11, Kaleigh Concepcion 4. Totals: 14-8-41.

3-pointers made; Crestview — K. Gregory 1, Ellie Kline 1, C. Gregory 2; Calvert — A. Rishty 2, K. Coleman 3.