KETTERING — The Tippecanoe boys basketball team advanced in D-II sectional action Tuesday night.
The fourth seeded Red Devils got past Carroll 44-39, recovering from a slow start in a defensive battle.
Tipp, 21-3, will play second seed Dunbar in a district semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Trent Arena.
Dunbar defeated Oakwood 44-30 Tuesday.
The Red Devils trailed 9-4 after one quarter and 15-11 at halftime.
But, Tipp took a 27-24 lead after three quarters and held on for the win.
Josh Dietz led the Red Devils with 11 points and hit the game-clinching free throws.
Miami East 67,
VANDALIA — In a Vandalia D-III sectional game, TRC Player of the Year Wes Enis had another huge game to lead the Vikings to Friday’s district semifinal.
Miami East, 22-2 and the top seed will play 11th seed Indian Lake at 6 p.m. at the Vandalia SAC.
The Lakers are the 11th seed and knocked off Anna 52-49 Tuesday night.
East led 18-10, 28-18 and 44-30 at the quarter breaks.
Enis had 31 points, three assists and three steals — hitting 18 of 20 free throw attempts.
Jacob Roeth had 14 points, six rebounds and seven assists and Bryce Haught had a double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds.
Devon Abshire scored five points, Mitchel Kemp pulled down five rebounds and Connor Apple had three steals.
Troy Christian 66,
Miami Valley 31
TROY — The Troy Christian boys basketball team cruised to a second round win in Troy D-IV sectional action at the Trojan Activity Center Tuesday.
The Eagles, 21-3 and the top seed will play fifth seed Southeastern at 6 p.m. Friday night in a district semifinal.
The Trojans knocked off fourth seed Dayton Christian 59-45 Tuesday night.
Troy Christian opened a 30-15 halftime lead and cruised from there.
PIQUA — In Piqua D-IV sectional tournament action Tuesday night, the Lehman Catholic boys basketball team lost a defensive battle.
The fifth seeded Cavaliers finish the season at 15-9.
Botkins, the fourth seed, advances to play Russia at 6 p.m. Friday night in a district semifinal.
Turner Lachey led Lehman with 13 points.
Donovan O’Leary scored 10 points and blocked two shots and Justin Chapman added five points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots.