Zach Kuhlman scored 24 points to lead Leipsic to a 61-58 victory against Lancaster Fairfield Christian in a Division IV semifinal at the boys state tournament at Ohio State's Value City Arena on Friday.
The Vikings (25-4), in their first state tournament since a semifinal loss in 1925, play Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Kuhlman hit two field goals, including a three-pointer, after Fairfield Christian (25-3) closed to 49-48 with 5:50 to play in its tourney debut.
Fairfield Christian later got to within three points with eight seconds left to play after a three-pointer from Steven Carpenter, who had 26 points. But following a Leipsic turnover, the Knights didn't have time to get off a potential tying shot before the buzzer.