Posted On: 02/18/20 10:57 AM

It was an action-packed day at Northridge High School on Saturday, as the Division 3 sectionals in Dayton got underway. Three of the top five D3 seeds in Dayton chose to attend this sectional, with the other location at Covington High School.

In the opener, it was #2 West Liberty Salem rolling past Milton Union 60-11, #4 Arcanum knocked off Dixie 60-18 and in the nightcap, it was #5 Carlisle holding off Preble Shawnee 49-31.

Here are my 5 takeaways from the day I spent at Northridge:

Defense wins games: West Liberty Salem smothered Milton Union holding them to only 11 points in their matchup. West Liberty has an impressive team that will be a major force again in 2020-21, as they have no seniors on the roster. Their defense has been very impressive all season, only allowing 28.2 points per game. They pressure and force teams into bad shots, while being a solid offensive team. Junior guard Grace Estes was a guard who caught my eye with her floor sense and solid defensive effort. She is joined in the backcourt by another solid guard in sophomore Emily Hollar giving them a dangerous backcourt as they head through

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