Elder Basketball beats Harrison to move on in the postseason.

Harp with a wide open 3 pointer. He went 3/5 from the arc. Pic- Gus Schlomer

The #3 seeded Panthers dominated #27 Harrison Friday night at Fairfield High School in the opening round of OHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament , defeating the Wildcats, 65 to 34. Elder, coming off a OT win over LaSalle to clinch a share of the GCL South title continued shooting well from the 3 point arc. Elder shot 57% from 3 point range, most of those coming in the first half.

Elder was led in scoring by junior Andrew Harp who had 11 points and made a trio of threes. Elder played a balanced game with just about everyone on the roster scoring. This was a great game for the Panthers to ease themselves in tournament play.

JT Miller applying pressure on the press

Harrison, lead by head coach and Elder grad from the 1993 Elder State Championship team, Andy Marx ’93 struggled getting shots off and playing solid defense. Harrison shot 36% from the field while Elder shot 66%. Harrison was 3-16 on the season and 2-8 in SWOC play. Harrison was led in scoring by Peyton Ploehs who scored 15 for the Wildcats.

Here’s the Quarter Point Breakdown:

Elder          25    17   8    15      65

Harrison    14    4    4    12      34


Pictures of the game can be found here: EHS PHOTOS 

Elder will move on to the second round of the tournament playing #29 Winton Woods (1-12) on Tuesday February 23rd @ 5:30 at Fairfield High School. Once again we will be streaming that game for FREE.