Heartbreaking Loss For Upper Arlington in State Championship Game

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Associated Press first-team All-Ohioan Kipper Nichols scored 26 points, including two clinching free throws with 5.8 seconds left in overtime, to propel Lakewood St. Edward to its second state championship. The 62-58 victory over Upper Arlington in the Division I title game came Saturday night. Marsalis Hamilton tossed in a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left in regulation to force the extra session. St. Ed (26-2) also won a title in 1998, but had been thwarted six other times in the state tournament. Danny Hummer and first-team all-stater Kevin Vannatta each had 15 points for the Golden Bears (27-2), who were seeking their first championship since 1937. (Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)