OAK RIDGE -- Delta used a second-half comeback and a 3-pointer in the last second to pull off a mild upset of Leopold, winning 66-64 in the first round of the Class 1 District 2 boys basketball tournament Monday at Oak Ridge.
Fourth-seeded Leopold led 32-23 at halftime, but No. 5 Delta (8-17) came out with a 30-18 advantage in the third quarter. Terrence Below drained a 3 with less than a second remaining to give the Bobcats the victory.
Below led all scorers with 29 points, and Delta's Aaron Kinder added 14.
Victor Vandeven led Leopold (8-15) with 18 points, followed by Eric Fluchel with 13, Matt Stoverink with 12 and Eric Seiler with 11.
Delta will take on top-seeded Bell City tonight at 6 p.m. in the semifinal round, followed by a Saxony Lutheran-Oran matchup at 7:30.
Bell City outscored No. 8 Marquand 61-11 in the first half and cruised into the semifinals with a 94-34 victory.
Nick Niemczyk and Will Bogan threw in 22 points apiece for the Cubs (23-4), and Garrett McIntyre added 12.
Second-seeded Saxony Lutheran led by just two points at the half but used a 23-11 advantage in the third quarter to hold off No. 7 Oak Ridge 64-50.
The Crusaders (21-5) were led by Lauren Lueders' 17 points. Alex Jauch added 16, Tim Lorenz netted 13 and Casey Petzoldt chipped in 11.
Austin Hahs led all scorers with 25 points for Oak Ridge (3-19), and Johnnie Price scored 15.
Third-seeded Oran (11-13) defeated No. 6 Zalma 64-56.
The two teams combined for a 26 for 57 performance from the free throw line, including 18 of 37 for Oran.
Kody Campbell scored a game-high 19 points for the Eagles, and Chase Seyer added 12.
Fourth-seeded St. Vincent outscored No. 5 Crossroads 27-18 in the second half and picked up a first-round victory at South County Tech High School.
The Indians (10-14) will take on top-seeded Viburnum at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the semifinal round.
Third-seeded Woodland opened district play at Greenville by routing sixth-
The Cardinals (12-13) were led by Tasha Lincoln with 17 points. Courtney Glastetter had 12 and Sasha Hutson added 11.
Woodland plays second-seeded Greenville at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the semifinals.