Pickerington Central had thoughts of playing a tough boys basketball game at Gahanna Lincoln.
And the Ohio Capital Conference Ohio Division matchup was close for a while, like when the Tigers went behind 10-7 early in the second period Friday, Dec. 18.
But the Golden Lions started taking control soon after that with their speed and their shooting ability. First, there was a 6-0 run with baskets by Stevie Taylor, Anthony Jackson and Jamel Morris for an 18-9 lead.
After Central broke that streak with an Anthony McGarrah three-pointer, Lincoln simply started another run, this time 12-2 -- featuring a couple of treys by Sam Bott -- to close out the first half with a 30-14 advantage.