A rugged contest ended with the right result as far as Pataskala Licking Heights was concerned after Tuesday's 54-51 decision on January 12 in Ohio boys high school basketball action.

The last time Pataskala Watkins Memorial and Pataskala Licking Heights played in a 53-51 game on January 17, 2020. For a full recap, click here.

Conditioning showed as Pataskala Licking Heights outscored Pataskala Watkins Memorial 17-11 in the final period.

Pataskala Watkins Memorial had cause for optimism when it began the fourth quarter on top of Pataskala Licking Heights 40-37.

Pataskala Watkins Memorial took a 32-26 lead over Pataskala Licking Heights heading to the intermission locker room.

The Warriors started on steady ground by forging a 29-25 lead over the Hornets at the end of the first quarter.

In recent action on January 6, Pataskala Watkins Memorial faced off against Utica and Pataskala Licking Heights took on Newark Catholic on January 6 at Pataskala Licking Heights High School. Click here for a recap

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