My hometown team had Moeller on the ropes with a trip to Value City Arena on the line, ahead 23-13 midway through the third quarter. The Crusaders call timeout, slap on a press, make a few shots, and won going away, 55-44 to win the berth in the Division 1 Final Four. Moeller finished strong, but the game was very hard fought with both teams showing great inside play on defense.
The Newark Wildcats suffered just their second loss of the season after upending previously unbeaten Columbus Northland in the Regional semis. Newark won their record 21st Central District title along the way.