Alter tops Ottawa Glandorf 50-43 in OT

Kettering Archbishop Alter's Kaila Howe (12) defends against Columbus Mifflin's Jalyssa Campbell, right, as Campbell brings the ball upcourt during the second quarter of the Ohio High School Girls State Basketball Division II semifinal game Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Value City Arena, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Libby Bazelak scored 19 points to lead Kettering Archbishop Alter to a 50-43 win in an overtime game against Ottawa Glandorf in a girls Division II semifinal on Thursday in Columbus.

Kadie Hempfling had 15 points for Ottawa (27-1), as its undefeated season came to an end Thursday. Alter is seeking its third consecutive state championship.

Ottawa was down 10 points entering the fourth quarter when Ottawa forward Lexi Schroeder hit her second 3-pointer of the game to tie it at 41, with 58 seconds remaining.

In overtime, Alter (27-2) outscored the Lady Titans 9-0 in the final three minutes and forced three turnovers.

Alter’s leading scorer, Braxtin Miller, had 15 points.

The Knights await the winner of Hathaway Brown and Miami Trace in the final on Saturday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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