Woods hits shot at the buzzer to beat Perrydale
GIRLS BASKETBALL - Damascus advances to fourth-place game Saturday
The Damascus Christian girls basketball team beat Perrydale 24-22 in the consolation semifinals Friday morning in Baker City.
Perrydale tied the game on a pair of free throws with 39 seconds left, and Damascus held the ball for a final shot. The Eagles avoided overtime when Laramie Woods connected on a short jumper at the buzzer.
Damascus trailed 20-16 going into the fourth quarter, but didn't give up a field goal through the final eight minutes.
Damascus advances to play Triad in the fourth-place game at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 3.
• Damascus fell 58-35 against Joseph in the state quarterfinals Thursday afternoon. The Eagles scored the first five points of the game, but Joseph rushed back to take a 31-14 halftime lead.
"They got a big run on us, and we were playing catch up the rest of the way," Eagles' coach Dave Wakefield said.
Damascus cut the gap to 41-29 when Woods knocked down a short jumper in the opening minute of the fourth quarter. But Joseph regained command quickly when Megan Yost knocked down 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions.
Look for extended state tournament coverage in the Saturday, March 3, issue of the Gresham Outlook.