Columbus Africentric bests Fort Frye in semi-final

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Marley Hill controlled both ends of the court down the stretch to lead defending Division III champion Columbus Africentric Early College to a 43-40 win against Beverly Fort Frye in a girls' state semifinal on Thursday.

The Nubians (22-5) play for their fourth title Saturday at 10:45 a.m. vs. the Orville-Anna winner from later Friday.

Fort Frye's Shawntell Parsons missed a three-pointer from the right corner with two seconds left that would have tied the game after the Cadets (25-4) squandered a three-point lead through three periods.

Hill, the Associated Press co-player of the year, scored four of her 11 points, had four rebounds and two key blocks in the fourth quarter as the teams exchanged the lead five times.

Deidra Combs led Fort Frye with 12 points.