AUSTINTOWN OH- In a commanding performance on Tuesday night, Howland asserted their dominance from start to finish, securing a resounding 63-43 win over Fitch on the road. It was a game marked by Howland’s relentless offense and suffocating defense, as they controlled the tempo throughout the matchup.
Leading the scoring charge for Howland was Alyssa Massucci, who delivered a standout performance with an impressive 26 points. Gia Hoso added to the offensive onslaught with 10 points, while Mia Barrish, Sophia Powell, Jessie DeSalvo, and Maya Kubanscek each contributed 6 points, showcasing Howland’s balanced attack.
Despite a valiant effort from Fitch, led by Kaliana Ray with 12 points and Ayla Ray with 9 points, they struggled to contain Howland’s offensive firepower and fell short in their attempts to mount a comeback.
With this win, Howland improved their season record to 16-6, setting the stage for the upcoming tournament as they prepare to host Ravenna on February 21st. The victory provides momentum and confidence as Howland looks ahead to postseason play.
Meanwhile, Fitch, with a record of 13-8, has one more regular-season game remaining, scheduled for Saturday at Salem. As they prepare for their final matchup before the postseason, Fitch will aim to regroup and finish their regular season on a high note, seeking to carry positive momentum into the playoffs.