Boys basketball: Woodland 52, Rochester 41



The Beavers used a big first quarter to set the tone, then made some big shots in the fourth quarter to beat the visiting Warriors in a district playoff game.

The win means Woodland (13-8) will face Tenino (15-4) at 8 p.m. Thursday at W.F. West in Chehalis in the Class 1A District 4 Tournament. Monday’s win puts the Beavers into the double-elimination phase of the district playoffs.

Woodland jumped ahead of Rochester 22-8 in the first quarter. The closest the Warriors got the rest of the way was 40-35 in the fourth quarter.

“We came out and really executed our offense well and finished our shots,” Woodland coach Aaron Shepherd said, explaining the big first quarter.

Ryan Sturdivan hit two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to give the Beavers some breathing room down the stretch.

Tanner Huddleston was the top scorer for Woodland with 14 points. Troy Flanagan added 12 points and was the primary defender on Rochester’s top weapon, Tyler Gedney. Gednay managed 11 points for the Warriors, who finished with a 5-16 record.


ROCHESTER (5-16) — Blanchard 12, Gedney 11, Smith 9, McLemore 4, Yarber 3, Rigsbee 2, Rabger 0, Wilson 0, Nelson 0. Totals 15 (1) 10-12 41.

WOODLAND (13-8) — Tanner Huddleston 14, Logan Piper 2, Kyle Hendrix 8, Troy Flanagan 12, Harley Bean 7, Henry Warndahl 0, Ryan Sturdivan 9, Jake Rosenbalm 0. Totals 19 (7) 7-12 52.

Rochester 7 10 16 8–41

Woodland 22 8 9 13–52