The Martins Ferry boys basketball team won the District Championship on Friday night, advancing to the regionals in Athens for the second straight year, after a convincing 57-43 win over Garaway at Ohio University Eastern.
Sophomore James Edwards had a career night, scoring 23 points to lead the Purple Riders. Senior Robert Vargo added 15 points and went over 1,000 career points. Point guard Jake Barritt added 9 points.
The Purple Riders, now 15-9, will not know who they'll play until Sunday evening.
The Regional Semifinal is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:15 at Ohio University's Convocation Center.