Early action on the scoreboard pushed Martins Ferry to the front, and it stayed there to fend off Bellaire 54-48 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup on December 13.
Martins Ferry hummed like a well-oiled machine through the fourth quarter, extending the lead with a 22-18 advantage in the frame.
Martins Ferry broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 32-30 lead over Bellaire.
Had this been a prize fight, Bellaire would’ve earned the judge’s decision at intermission, with a 22-18 lead on Martins Ferry.
Bellaire started on steady ground by forging a 12-10 lead over Martins Ferry at the end of the first quarter.
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