Bill Davis/News Danville’s Taylor Banbury, left, blocks a pass by Fairbanks’ Michaela Henderson in the second quarter of Saturday’s Division IV district championship at Westerville North High School. Buy Now
Bill Davis/News Danville’s Jordan Elliott (00) dives in front of Fairbanks’ Kari Van Gorden for a loose ball in the first half of Saturday’s Division IV district championship game at Westerville North. The Panthers won, 42-38. Looking on are Danville’s Madison Banbury (34) and Julie Didinger (23). Buy Now
WESTERVILLE — Looks can definitely be deceiving.
So can win-loss records.
The Danville Blue Devils went into Saturday’s Division IV district championship game with seven more wins than the Fairbanks Panthers. The Devils were 20-3 and were virtually unchallenged in D-IV play. The Panthers were 13-11 and, on paper, appeared to be on no one’s radar for a district championship.
The two teams slugged it out like equals but, with their top scorer ailing, the Devils couldn’t keep up. Fairbanks pulled off a 42-38 victory, denying Danville a district title it was favored to win.
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