Wheeling Central Catholic put up a resilient effort Friday night, defeating Martins Ferry 22-16. After Martins Ferry established a 16-0 lead in the first quarter, the two teams entered the second quarter with play becoming more focused on defense. Unable to extend their lead, the Purple Riders saw their advantage wane when the Maroon Knights responded with 14 points of their own in the second half. The Maroon Knights defense would end up making the difference, shutting down the Purple Riders and scoring 8 points in the fourth quarter for the win.
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