Defiance topped Van Wert 53-46 in a tough tilt in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

The last time Defiance and Van Wert played in a 51-41 game on December 13, 2019. We covered the game. For a full recap, click here.

The Bulldogs' leverage showed as they carried a 53-46 lead into the fourth quarter.

Defiance kept a 32-22 halftime margin at Van Wert's expense.

Defiance opened with a 23-10 advantage over Van Wert through the first quarter.

In recent action on January 5, Defiance faced off against Wauseon and Van Wert took on Columbus Grove on December 28 at Columbus Grove High School. For more, click here.

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