Central Catholic vs. Lutheran West Live Boys Basketball (3/14/2024)

2024 OHSAA Boys Basketball State Championship (Ohio) – An interesting matchup awaits in the Division II playoffs. The Central Catholic Fighting Irish (12-14) travel to Bowling Green State University to take on the heavily favored Lutheran West Longhorns (23-2) on Thursday, March 14, at 6:00 PM ET.

What it is: Michigan high school basketball
Matchup: Central Catholic Fighting Irish vs. Lutheran West Longhorns
When: Thursday, March 14, at 6 p.m
Game Type: Playoffs
Beckett: 2024 OHSAA Boys Basketball State Championship (Ohio) – Division II
Game Description: At Bowling Green State University.
Location: Rocky River, OH
Live Stream: Watch here

The Lutheran West Longhorns aim for perfection

The Longhorns boast a near-perfect record of 23-2 overall and dominate their conference (10-2). They were also nearly undefeated on their home court (Rocky River, OH), winning all five games played there this season. Their high-powered offense has averaged over 73 points per game (based on points per game statistics for Lutheran West). With the momentum and a passionate home crowd on their side, they will look to defeat Central Catholic.

The Irish look to pull off the Central Catholic Fighting upset

The Central Catholic Fighting Irish enter the game as significant underdogs with a 12-14 overall record. However, they will aim to defy expectations. Although they haven’t won a conference game (0-9), they have shown flashes of promise with winning records on the road (5-6) and at neutral sites (2-3).

Key players to watch

No specific player stats are provided, but all eyes will be on Lutheran West’s leading scorer who fueled their offensive dominance. The Fighting Irish will need a strong defensive effort, especially focusing on containing Lutheran West’s top scorer.


The odds are stacked heavily against Central Catholics. Lutheran West’s dominant record, home court advantage and potent offense make them clear favorites. However, the Fighting Irish shouldn’t be written off entirely. If they can play a nearly flawless game and capitalize on any weaknesses in Lutheran West’s defense, they could have a chance to pull off a major upset.

how to watch

The game will be played at Bowling Green State University, but no information about the broadcast channel has been provided. You may be able to find live streams or updates through local Ohio news outlets or sports websites.

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