BY JOHN PARENT
Times Bulletin Sports Editor
COLUMBUS — Crestview head coach Jeremy Best must give one heck of a halftime speech.
For the second time in as many games, the Knights came out of intermission firing on all cylinders. Crestview used an 18-0 run to start the third quarter to turn a three-point halftime margin into a 71-44 rout in Saturday’s Division IV state championship game, defeating Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas.
“That’s a pretty unique run. An 18-0 run is good stuff,” Best acknowledged after the game. “We can be explosive. Once we start getting some turnovers and some run-outs, that’s when we’re pretty good.”
It is the first state championship for the storied Knights boys basketball program.