James Edwards scored 19 points to lead Martins Ferry as the Purple Riders defeated Buckeye Trail 55-50 for the sectional championship.
Arjay Burress added 15 in the win.
Lane Star and Jed Burga each had 15 for the Warriors.
Trailing 49-38, the Warriors went on a 12-0 run to take a 50-49 lead with 1:28 left in the game.
The Purple Riders forced a turnover that led to a basket and a foul from Edwards who hit the free throw to complete the three point play and a 52-50 lead.
Martins Ferry will play either Union Local or Sandy Valley in the district semifinals at OU Eastern on Tuesday.
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