Early action on the scoreboard pushed Defiance to the front, and it stayed there to fend off Shawnee 39-31 in an Ohio girls basketball matchup.
There was no room for doubt as Defiance added to its advantage with a 12-9 margin in the closing period.
Defiance broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 27-22 lead over Shawnee.
Shawnee constructed a bold start that built an 18-16 gap on Defiance heading into the locker room.
Neither side could break ahead as the two teams began in a tense 10-10 duel in the first quarter.
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