Wheelersburg broke on top and refused to fold in holding off Magnolia Sandy Valley 51-48 for an Ohio boys basketball victory on March 14.

The Pirates rebounded from a late deficit, outscoring the Cardinals 15-9 in the last stanza for the victory.

The Cardinals enjoyed a 39-36 lead over the Pirates to start the fourth quarter.

Through the early stages of the affair, Magnolia Sandy Valley controlled the pace, taking a 25-20 lead into intermission.

The Pirates opened with a 15-14 advantage over the Cardinals through the first quarter.

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