|Wildcats dispatch ’Dawgs out of boys tourney|
|Sunday, March 09, 2014 12:00 AM|
By JIM METCALFE
FINDLAY — The Elida boys basketball team was trying to do something that is very difficult to do in this day and age: beat the same team three times.
This time, it was in the Division II District finals at Liberty-Benton High School outside of Findlay.
Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the Bath Wildcats turned the tables and eked out a 53-51 triumph.
Elida had won in the Tip-Off Classic 54-46 and in the WBL matchup 66-62 at home.
Bath moves on to play Defiance at 8 p.m. Thursday in the regional semifinals.
Leading the Wildcats were a pair of seniors: 6-3 Colin Gossard with 20 (3 treys) and 6-6 Taren Sullivan with 12.
On behalf of the Bulldogs, senior Dakota Mathias finished his Orange and Black career with 17, while fellow senior Louis Gray and sophomore Marquevious Wilson added 14 each.
The game came down to the last seconds, when Gray missed a long trey from the left wing that bounced off the rim with under three seconds left and Bath’s Andrew Renner tipped away the rebound as time expired.
(Longer article and box score in Monday's paper)