Riverside vs. Walsh Jesuit girls basketball district capsule for Feb. 21 game
Feb. 20—(9) Riverside vs. (5) Walsh Jesuit
What: Division I district semifinal
When: 6 p.m., Feb. 21
Where: Massillon Perry, 3737 13th St. SW, Massillon
Records: Riverside 20-3, Walsh Jesuit 17-5
On deck: Winner will face the winner of (13) Akron Ellet and (2) Canton McKinley at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 for the district championship
Riverside's path: Defeated North Canton Hoover, 43-40
Walsh Jesuit's path: Defeated Chardon, 82-70, defeated Mayfield, 57-28.
For the record: Riverside has won 14 in a row dating to a Dec. 28 loss to Louisville. Walsh has won three in a row dating to a Feb 1 loss at Gilmour. Among Walsh's losses are Gilmour, Akron SVSM, Akron Hoban and Hathaway Brown — no slouches. ... The Beavers are led by Savanah Laurenty, the WRC player of the year, who averages 17.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3.8 steals per game. She has 18 double-doubles this year. Belle Bozic (13.1 points, 4.0 assists) and Sam Volpe (14.3 points, 10.4 rebounds) are alo stat box stuffers. ... Megan Taraba (15.3 points), Kara Courtad (12.9) and Cesily Sutton (12.7) give Walsh a trio of double-digit scorers. ... Riverside likes to play fast with pressure defense to create turnovers. Walsh thrives on the same type of play. Who is going to do it better?
Kampf's pick: Walsh Jesuit