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Boys basketball: Woodland 58, Aberdeen 54, OT

The Columbian

A weary Woodland boys basketball team found a way, and in overtime to boot.

Brady Burns scored the first four points of overtime as the Beavers held on to beat Aberdeen 58-54 in a 2A district play-in game Thursday in Aberdeen. It was Woodland’s third win in three nights.

“It was just heart,” Woodland coach Jesse Buck said. “Our legs were gone. We were mentally and physically tired and it showed. We couldn’t get a rhythm most of the game. It just got down to gritting it out.”

Aberdeen hit a free throw with 10 seconds to go in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

But Burns helped Woodland take a 50-46 lead in the overtime, and the Beavers fended off the Bobcats from there.

Isaiah Flanagan led Woodland with 16 points and Burns added 11.

Winners of their last four, the Beavers will get a day of rest before opening the 2A district tournament Saturday at Columbia River.


WOODLAND (11-11) — Isaac Hall 9, Blaine Hix 5 , Cole Logan 5, Isaiah Flanagan 16, Easton Ortega 6, Brady Burns 11, Trace Logan 0, Trey Hanson 6. Totals 16 (5) 19-31 58.

ABERDEEN (8-13) — Dylan Richie 0, Andrew Troeh 0, Jayden Watson 15, Giovanni Pisani 5, Kayden Seibert 10, Ethan Morrill 8, Nick Farrer 2, Wyatt Johnson 14. Totals 18 (3) 7-11 54.

Woodland 10 12 16 12 8–58

Aberdeen 10 13 11 16 4–54