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Versailles Toes Line To Beat Fairland In D3 Semi

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Second-team Associated Press All-Ohioan Christa Puthoff had 15 points and Versailles hit seven of eight free throws in the final minute to hold off Proctorville Fairland 67-60 in a Division III girls state semifinal on Friday.

Katie Heckman added 13 of the Tigers’ 27 bench points and Lauren Bruns scored 10.

Versailles (24-3), chasing its second state title, meets Columbus Africentric, a 44-22 winner over Smithville, in Saturday’s championship game.

Unranked Fairland (22-4) led by 10 points early but the Tigers went on a 10-2 run to start the fourth quarter to go up by 12. The Dragons pulled as close as five before ninth-ranked Versailles put the game away at the line.

Caitlin Stone had 15 points, Taylor Perry 13 and Terra Stapleton 11 for Fairland.

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