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.

Last season, Elida and Defiance squared off with February 17, 2021 at Elida High School last season. For results, click here.

In recent action on January 14, Defiance faced off against Hamilton and Elida took on Bluffton on January 10 at Elida High School. For more, click here.

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