Lima Central Catholic over St. Bernard Roger Bacon

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Martyce Kimbrough, an Associated Press co-player of the year, scored 19 points and Lima Central Catholic dominated the second half for a 63-44 victory against St. Bernard Roger Bacon on Friday in a Division III boys state semifinal at Ohio State’s Value City Arena.

The Thunderbirds (24-4) advanced to play Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph for its second state championship in Saturday’s title game.

Central Catholic led 32-25 at halftime but built the lead to 26, 61-35, with three minutes left in the game as Roger Bacon (22-5) finished 12 for 39 percent from the floor.

Xavier Simpson had 14 points and Tre Cobbs 13 for Central Catholic in a game that had 46 fouls, 25 committed by Roger Bacon.

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