2012-13 Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School boys basketball team / Photo courtesy the Ohio High School Athletic Association
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Duane Gibson Jr. led
five Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph scorers in double figures with 22 points
as the Vikings pulled away in the second half for an 87-63 victory against
Leipsic in the Division IV final of the boys' state tournament at Ohio State's
Value City Arena.
VA-SJ won its fifth title Saturday, the
first since a stretch of 4 titles in five years ended in1995.
Leipsic (25-5), who last appeared in the
tournament in 1925, trailed 44-39 five minutes into the third quarter before
Villa Angela-St. Joseph went on a 26-11 run to lead 70-50 with six minutes left
in the game.
Brian Parker and Demonte Flannigan had 15
points, Simon Texidor 11 and Carlton Bragg 10 for VASJ.