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Published: Sunday, 3/3/2013

Notre Dame knocks out Northview in DI final

Notre Dame's Tierra Floyd (31) drives against  Sylvania Northview's Kendall Jessing (54). Notre Dame's Tierra Floyd (31) drives against Sylvania Northview's Kendall Jessing (54).

Notre Dame shut down underdog Northview today in the Division I girls district basketball final at Perrysburg.

Bolstered by 10-for-14 shooting over the first eight minutes, the Eagles promptly dropped a game-breaking 23-4 surge on Northview, then cruised to a 55-32 victory to advance to their second straight regional.

“We did a very good job of execution in almost every possession of the first quarter, at both ends of the floor,” Eagles coach Travis Galloway said. “We did a good job of finding [Northview’s Kendall] McCoy defensively, and we did a great job of rebounding the first miss.

Notre Dame (23-3) — repeat champion of the Three Rivers Athletic Conference, and a 2012 state semifinalist — will have a rematch with eighth-ranked Northern Lakes League champion Perrysburg (23-1) in a regional semifinal Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Central Catholic’s Sullivan Center.

The Eagles beat Perrysburg 44-28 in last year’s regional semifinal at Central and also edged the visiting Yellow Jackets 40-38 on Jan. 26 of this season, Perrysburg’s only two losses in its last 25 games.

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