Richmond Heights vs. Dalton girls basketball Division IV district final capsule for Feb. 25 game

Feb. 24—(1) Richmond Heights vs. (3) Dalton

When: 1 p.m., March 25

Where: Norwayne, 350 S. Main St., Creston

Records: Richmond Heights 21-3, Dalton 8-14

Richmond Heights' path: Defeated St. Thomas Aquinas, 64-23, def. Mogadore, 57-41

Dalton's path: Defeated Oberlin, 52-9, def. Elyria Open Door, 71-15, def. Waterloo, 43-31

On deck: Winner will play the winner of Cornerstone Christian and New Middletown Springfield in a Massillon Perry Regional semifinal at 6 p.m. on March 2

For the record: Dalton comes in with an unimpressive 8-14 record, but don't be fooled. The Bulldogs play in a tough league and are tested nightly. Dalton trailed by 11 against Waterloo in the semifinal round but rallied to win. Richmond Heights, on the other hand, overcame a 10-10 game early and won going away against Mogadore. ... Sarah Witmer made three key shots down the stretch to spark her team, while Kylee Johnson and Maddy West had 12 and 7 respectively, showing proficiency from behind the arc. ... Honor Hall had 17 and Ashia Johnson 14 in the win over Mogadore. Nisey Darden was held to five points, but led the team in scoring throughout the season. Richmond Heights will have a height advantage with Hall and Darden both at 6-feet. The Spartans' defense, athleticism and height give them an advantage on most nights.

Kampf's pick: Richmond Heights