The Whitmer Panthers were defeated 45-40 by Pickerington Central Saturday (March 24) in the state Division I state basketball championship.  The game was played before 9,600 fans in Value City Arena on the campus of Ohio State University.

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The fifth-ranked Panthers defeated Lakewood St. Edward 62-51 in the semifinals to reach the championship game.

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Whitmer finished the season 24-3 overall.