By The Associated Press

By CRAIG MERZ,  Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph is on a mission to win its sixth title after routing Proctorville Fairland 73-50 in a boys Division III semifinal Friday.

The Vikings (22-6) in the previous four seasons won championships in 2013 and 2015 and were runner-ups in 2014 and 2016. They play the Cincinnati Roger Bacon-Archbold semifinal winner Saturday in Columbus.

Villa Angela-St. Joseph increased an 18-10 lead after one quarter to 39-19 at the half with the help of William Butler. He came off the bench to score all of his 16 points, including three 3-pointers, in 11 minutes before the break.

Alonzo Gaffney had 18 points and Jerry Higgins 15 for the Vikings. Keedrick Cunningham scored 17 for Fairland (25-2).

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