- Associated Press - Friday, March 21, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Senior Kevin Vannatta scored 25 points as Upper Arlington defeated Trotwood-Madison, 74-49, in a Division I state semifinal Friday at Ohio State’s Value City Arena.

The unranked Golden Bears improved to 27-1 and will meet Lakewood St. Edward (25-2) in Saturday’s final. St. Edward was No. 3 in the final Associated Press poll.

Upper Arlington used an 18-0 run to turn an early 12-6 deficit into a 12-point lead. Vannatta had eight points in that stretch.

Logan Richter had 14 points and Danny Hummer 10 points and 10 assists for the winners. The Golden Bears had not made a state title game since 1937.

Dazhonetae Bennett led the fifth-ranked Rams (25-3) with 23 points. Bennett and Vannatta were both first-team all-staters.



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