COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Nigel Hayes and Leroy Alexander combined for 35 points as Toledo Whitmer survived blowing nearly all of a 21-point lead to defeat Lakewood St. Edward 62-51 in an Ohio boys Division I semifinal Friday at Value City Arena.
The Panthers (23-2) will seek their first title at 8:30 p.m. Saturday against Friday's winner of the Pickerington Central-Fairfield game.
St. Edward (18-8) tied the Division I state tournament record for fewest points in a quarter when the Eagles trailed 15-2 after the first.
They were behind only 40-37 with seven minutes to play but could get no closer as Hayes and Alexander helped to increase the margin to 12 before it dropped to five briefly.
Myles Hamilton had 24 points for St. Edward before fouling out with about a minute left.