HOWLAND CENTER, OH – The Howland Tigers got the right rhythm into play in their final regular season contest against Lakeview. They needed to show the community what kind of team they would become. The Tigers would jump out to a big lead and never looked back as they downed the Bulldogs at home 62-32.
The Bulldogs kept it competitive in the first quarter, with the bulk of the load coming from senior Maggie Pavlansky. She picked up all of Lakeview’s shots from downtown with six three-pointers, as in the first and second half, she picked up three each. Her night finished with her leading the team with 22 of their 32 points.
Howland had a deadly shooter of their own in junior Alyssa Massucci. She picked up five 3’s alone in the second half. She would also cash in 21 points in the final two quarters, including 12 points in the third, en route to a game-high 29 points on the night. Massucci’s efforts were good enough to earn her our YSN Live Player of the Game.
Howland ends the regular season at 10-12 as they will now prepare for their Sectional Semifinal matchup next Wednesday at home against Notre Dame Cathedral Latin (NDCL). The Tigers will look to defend their sectional title from a year ago with a 7:00 P.M. tip. Lakeview will also end the regular season at 10-12 as they will have a first-round bye in the tournament. Next Saturday on February 18th, they will either travel out to Brookfield or play host to Cardinal Mooney in a Sectional Final. Tip-off is slated for 1:00 P.M.
You can watch interviews with Howland head coach Aaron Pounds and our Player of the Game Alyssa Massucci by clicking on the videos provided below.
*Contributed By YSN’s Noah Ricks