TACOMA — The Beavers received again on the sunny facet of the road, Tuesday, with a 55-34 win over Life Christian on the T-City Throwdown.
Justin Philpot led Woodland with 17 factors and helped to set a gold customary on the glass to assist the boys in inexperienced and white preserve the Eagles at arm’s size.
“We received them fairly good on the boards,” Woodland coach Justin Gabbard stated. “That’s one of many issues we’ve actually been specializing in is protection and rebounds and it hasn’t actually confirmed up quite a bit this yr nevertheless it did at this time.”
With Gus Heidgerken serving to Philpot to shine the glass the Beavers didn’t enable Life Christian to seize even one offensive rebound within the first half. That helped Woodland to show a 16-11 benefit after one quarter right into a 29-15 edge on the intermission after permitting simply 4 factors within the second quarter.
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Though Woodland got here in almost 20 factors under their season scoring common it was nonetheless in a position to lock down a 21 level victory. It was a efficiency that inspired the Beavers’ head honcho.
“We confirmed as much as play protection at this time and it was good,” Gabbard stated.
Drew Burns scored eight factors within the win and helped to solidify the Beavers’ lock-tight defensive unit.
“He gave their main scorer a tough time and shut him down,” Gabbard famous. “Drew’s our workhorse and all the time performs actually powerful protection and he did that at this time.”
Dane Huddleston dropped in a dozen factors for the Beavers and Beau Swett added 10. Eli Anderson notched simply two factors off the bench however offered a vital dose of physicality on each ends of the court docket.’
Darius Imperial led Life Christian with 13 factors.
Woodland (6-2, 3-1) will play the winner of Juanita and Silas on Thursday afternoon.
Beavers begin Throwdown with loss to Foss
TACOMA — A disappointing first half during which Woodland managed simply 17 factors in the end resulted in an 82-70 loss to 2A Foss within the opening spherical of the T-City Throwdown, Tuesday.
Beau Swett scored 23 factors, Justin Philpot had 19 and Dane Huddleston dropped in 15 factors to steer the Beavers offense.
Woodland was enjoying for the primary time in 11 days. The rust confirmed up on the offensive finish within the first half as Foss of the 2A South Puget Sound League ran out to a 39-17 lead.
Senior Nate Campbell completed with 18 factors to steer Foss’ 5 double-digit scorers. Ebraheem Dobashi scored 17 factors, Aiden Finley had 16 and Jamie Killian-Howard added 13 factors.
The pace and athleticism of Foss gave Woodland matches on the defensive finish within the first half. The staff did a greater job of rotating to assist after the intermission.
“On the finish of the day, it’s type of the identical factor with us: We’re simply attempting to get higher on the defensive facet,” fWoodland coach Justin Gabbard stated. “The offense received’t all the time present up, particularly on the highway in these event journeys, however the protection wants to point out up. We gave up approach too many lay-ins.”
Woodland greater than tripled its first-half offense by pouring in 53 within the second half. Dane Huddleston began cooking from three-point vary within the third quarter as he buried 4 triples to key the Beavers’ late blooming offensive barrage. Drew Burns added two threes of his personal and the Beavers reduce the Falcons’ result in simply six after a 33-point third quarter.
“We have been working the identical stuff, received the identical type of open appears,” Gabbard defined. “We had beauty within the first half, the photographs simply weren’t falling. (The staff) hit seven threes within the third (quarter).”
Woodland (5-2, 3-1 league) continued play within the T-City Throwdown with a matchup in opposition to Life Christian on Wednesday.