Fairmont defeated Butler 58-43 in a boys D-I high school basketball sectional semi at Centerville on Wed., Feb. 28, 2018. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF  

Fairmont advances to D-I sectional final by bouncing Butler

Fairmont’s Andrew Forman (with ball) and Butler’s Michael Kreill. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

The win launches Fairmont (15-9) into Saturday’s 7 p.m. sectional final against Miamisburg (19-4). The Vikings advanced by winning their 10th straight game in Wednesday’s doubleheader opener, a 71-59 defeat of Belmont.

Jack Hendricks led Fairmont with 16 points. A No. 3 seed, Butler (19-4) tied Sidney for the GWOC American North title. Kort Justice led the Aviators with 15 points.

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