Early action on the scoreboard pushed Magnolia Sandy Valley to the front, and it stayed there to fend off Rayland Buckeye Local 40-37 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

The Panthers took the lead 40-37 to start the fourth quarter.

The Cardinals drew first blood by forging a 24-18 margin over the Panthers after the first quarter.

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