Donnal's double double propels Anthony Wayne

In it's history, Anthony Wayne's (Ohio) high school basketball program has never won a district title. Led by 2013 Michigan signee Mark Donnal the Generals made it to the school's first district final a year ago. Saturday they'll look rewrite history.

FINDLAY, Ohio -- Last season, Anthony Wayne's (Ohio) boys basketball program made history when the Generals advanced to the district final. After losing to Norwalk and seeing their season come to an end, Anthony Wayne and 2013 Michigan center signee Mark Donnal advanced to their second straight district final after a 58-54 semifinal win over Perrysburg Thursday night.

"We've had three goals throughout this season," Donnal told GoBlueWolverine. "We wanted to get an NLL championship, a sectional championship, and we have a chance to get a district championship this Saturday."

Donnal finished the night with a double-double tallying 20 points, 11 rebounds, and three key blocks including one in the final minutes as Perrysburg continued to cut into Anthony Wayne's lead.

Admittedly not having his best season shooting from the perimeter, Donnal had it working Thursday night knocking down two triples and another long two in rhythm coming off of a screen.

"This is the most three's I've had in a game," said Donnal. "I got some open shots tonight and I buried them. It was good to kind of get my confidence back."

Donnal and Anthony Wayne now head into the district final Saturday night at 8pm/EST at Bowling Green State University against Mansfield, the same team that eliminated Norwalk Thursday evening to earn the bid.

"We just got to execute," said Donnal. "We have our confidence up right now and if we play our best basketball we can beat any team in the state."

Donnal, his father Ron, and a few friends plan to be in Ann Arbor for Michigan's Sunday afternoon showdown with Indiana, and the Donnals' are hoping for a weekend sweep.

"I'm pretty pumped about that," he said. "Hopefully they can get a win and capture a share of the Big Ten title."


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