HOWLAND OH- In a thrilling matchup that came down to the wire, Howland showcased their resilience and determination on Saturday, unleashing a monumental fourth-quarter surge to secure a spot in the district semifinals with a hard-fought 45-32 victory over Tallmadge. Trailing entering the final frame, the Tigers erupted for an impressive 21-8 scoring burst, propelling them past their opponents and into the next round of the postseason.

Leading the charge for Howland was Alyssa Massucci, who delivered a stellar performance with a game-high 19 points, displaying her scoring prowess when it mattered most. Jessie DeSalvo also made significant contributions with 10 points, while Maya Kubanscek added 7 points to round out the Tigers’ offensive attack.

The tenacity and resilience exhibited by Howland throughout the game ultimately paid off as they punched their ticket to the district semifinals.

Looking ahead, Howland sets their sights on their next challenge as they prepare to face Berkshire in the district semifinals. The highly anticipated matchup is scheduled to take place on Wednesday at Elyria, with tip-off set for 6:00. As they continue their postseason journey.