WOODWARD — Kaya Bowlsby’s driving basket in the waning seconds and a key defensive stop lifted Woodward-Granger to a 59-57 overtime victory against visiting Earlham in WCAC boys basketball Tuesday.
Regulation ended with the teams knotted at 53-all, with each squad adding four points in overtime until the final few moments. Bowlsby drover the lane and connected on a reverse layup with 10 seconds to play, but Earlham managed to launch a well-defended shot from the lane just before the horn. The ball skipped off the rim, with W-G’S Reese Jamison grabbing the rebound to prevent any attempt at a put-back and secure the win.
The Cardinals (1-2, 1-1) held a 27-21 lead at the half, but the host Hawks (2-1, 2-0) rallied to grab a 39-38 edge entering the fourth quarter.
W-G had four players reach double-digits, with Bryce Achenbach and Keith Braunschweig each scoring 12 points while Noah Hoyt and Bowlsby finished with 11 points apiece. Reese Jamison had seven points, Nick Buch four and Alex Bice two.
Braunschweig pulled down nine rebounds, with Bowlsby providing five rebounds and four assists while Jamison finished with four boards.
W-G finished 14-of-17 at the free throw line to aid their own cause.