Rose leads Fort Loramie to 1st state title

RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer Published:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Second-team Associated Press All-Ohioan Darian Rose scored 19 points and seemed to be in the middle of every big play down the stretch, leading For Loramie past Berlin Hiland 57-42 in the Division IV final on Saturday night for its first state championship.

Rose, a junior, hit all eight of her free throws and also had five rebounds and five assists as the Redskins (27-3) finally finished on top in their seventh trip to the state tournament.

During one late span, Rose had four points and added an assist in an 8-2 run.

Regina Hochstetler poured in 23 points for Hiland (26-4), denied its fifth state title in a record 13 trips to the final four.