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Howland ends four-game slide, defeat Raiders again

By Joe Simon-Tribune Chronicle, 01/17/19, 1:15PM EST


HOWLAND — There was another intriguing Howland-Warren G. Harding matchup one day after the boys teams took part in an instant classic.


The girls’ version didn’t disappoint either.

While there weren’t any brother-vs-brother battles between coaches, there were just as many standout players on the court. Both the Tigers and the Raiders are blessed with some of the area’s most talented players, and Howland showed it may have a few more than people thought.

The Tigers pulled away late in a back-and-forth matchup, beating Harding 69-52 and snapping a four-game losing streak in the process.

“That’s the best we’ve played this year,” Howland coach John Diehl said. “The balanced scoring is the best I’ve had in years, and we just really needed to win tonight, that’s for sure.”

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All-American Conference

The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.