Elida handed Defiance a tough 50-40 loss in Ohio girls basketball on January 19.
Elida drew first blood by forging a 15-9 margin over Defiance after the first quarter.
Elida registered a 23-10 advantage at half over Defiance.
Elida jumped to a 35-20 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Defiance rallied in the final quarter, but Elida skirted trouble with just enough offense to thwart all hopes.
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