By RON PRESTON
SALINA – Two undefeated teams met for the 2013 Class 4A boys State Championship as the Ottawa Cyclones (24-0) from the Frontier League defeated the Topeka-Highland Park Scots (23-1) of the Centennial League 54-45 in front of a record setting 4A state tournament crowd in the Salina Bicentennial Center.
The Cyclones were led by one of the most prolific scorers in Kansas 4A basketball history, Semi Ojeleye, a 6’8’’ senior who is headed to Duke to continue his education and play basketball. He scored 27 points and grabbed 15 rebounds.
Ojeleye scored 45 points in thei73- 49 semifinal win over Andale and had 32 points in the first round game against Garnett-Anderson Co.
Ottawa held Highland Park to 29 per cent shooting from the field Saturday night.
Highland Park who defeated the Abilene Cowboys 68-32 to advance to the championship was able to keep Ojeleye below his 30 point average but had trouble scoring themselves and Ottawa had assistance for Ojeleye with Dallas Natt adding 12 points for the Cyclones.
Ottawa 54, Highland Park 45
Ottawa (24-0) 11 12 15 16 – 54
H. Park (23-1) 13 9 15 8 - 45
Ottawa: Shaffer 5, Hasty 6, Natt 12, Peters 4, Ojeleye 27
Highland Park: McMurray 18, Hunt 3, Wheeler 3, Kyles 3, Fulton 8, Carr 9, O. Clark 1.
Part of county without power
for almost two hours Friday
By TIM HORAN
Four cities and 3,500 customers in Dickinson County were without power Friday afternoon.