The Elida Bulldogs defeated the Kenton Wildcats 47-42 in boys sectional tournament action Tuesday at Lima Senior.
Elida improves to 8-15 and will play Wauseon for the sectional title Friday. Kenton ends its season at 12-11.
The Bulldogs held Kenton to 1-of-23 shooting in the first half en route to building a 16-3 halftime edge.
Elida led by as many as 15 points in the third quarter. Kenton closed to within three points in the fourth quarter but the Bulldogs converted 18 of 19 foul shots over the final eight minutes to seal the win.
Ja’Quan Moore had 10 points to lead Elida while Jayden Cornell scored 14 points to pace the Cats.