The Magnolia Blue Eagles built a big 22-point lead, but had to hang on a for a 67-65 win over Fort Frye, at the Wheeling Hospital / OVAC Boys Basketball Championships at Ohio University Eastern.
The Blue Eagles won the Class 3A championship for the third time in five years. (2011, 2013, 2015,)
Spencer Campbell led Magnolia with 26 points, Preston Boswell added 20. Justin Anderson led the Cadets with 25 points.
Fort Frye used a 16-5 run to get back into the game, but came up just shy. A 3-pointer by Seth Lagraen , just before the final buzzer, made it a two-point game.