Chase Beardsley
Chase Beardsley (Photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs/Philomath News)

The Philomath High School boys basketball team had chances in the final seconds to pull off a win at Woodburn on Tuesday night but the ball wouldn’t drop and the Bulldogs held on to a 48-47 victory.

Warriors coach Blake Ecker said the team had several shots near the end of the game, including a tip-in opportunity with 0.3 on the clock. Woodburn improved to 7-1 on the season, its only loss coming to Philomath on May 21.

Philomath (5-3) trailed by six points going into the second quarter but put together its best 8 minutes of the game to take a 31-29 lead at halftime. In the second, Ty May scored eight of his 10 points and Philomath drilled a trio of 3-pointers on shots by Chase Beardsley, Cole Matthews and Dillon Olsen.

The Warriors offense sputtered in the second half, however.

“We played a really good second quarter,” Ecker said. “In the third, we had lots of turnovers. It was a game we could have won if we were a bit sharper on the offensive side.”

Beardsley had a team-high 12 points for Philomath. Jonathan Marroquin scored 14 and Spencer Karsseboom had 12 for the Bulldogs.

Philomath is scheduled to play Friday at Sisters.

Woodburn 48, Philomath 47
Tuesday, June 8, at Woodburn HS
Philomath (5-3)823793147
Woodburn (7-1)14157122948
4-Michael Lundy23-417
10-Ty May50-0410
11-Cole Matthews22-207
22-Dillon Olsen10-003
53-Chad Russell40-028
13-Chase Beardsley50-0112
23-Cameron Ordway00-000
32-Isaac Lattin00-000
TOTALS 195-6847
0-Jonathan Marroquin44-4314
1-Spencer Karsseboom50-0212
2-Tomas Veliz10-032
3-Jordan Blem10-002
5-Cole Beyer30-008
10-Jeovanny Marroquin31-128
13-Riley Johnson10-002
23-Kaleb Robles00-000
32-Jose Lua00-000
3-Point Goals: Philomath 4 (Beardsley 2, Matthews, Olsen), Woodburn 7 (Jo. Marroquin 2, Karsseboom 2, Beyer 2, Je. Marroquin)
Fouled Out: None
Total Fouls: Philomath 8, Woodburn 10
Technicals: None

Philomath 51, Woodburn 30
Tuesday, June 8, at Woodburn HS
The JV team improves to 7-0 for the season. … Philomath built a 14-point lead by halftime and outscored the Bulldogs in each quarter. … Three players hit double digits for the Warriors with Mark Grimmer’s 13, Preston Kramer’s 11 and Jacob Peters’s 10. … Grimmer hit two 3-pointers and Kramer had one. … The JV team is scheduled to play Friday at Sisters.

Philomath 54, Junction City 48
Saturday, June 5, at Philomath HS
Junction City151110122648
The JV2 team remained unbeaten with the Saturday victory to go to 5-0 on the season. … Philomath trailed by six points at halftime but overtook the visitors with a 20-10 advantage in the third quarter. … Simon King scored 20 points with 16 of those coming in the second half. … Kaden Muir also hit double digits with 13 points. … The JV2 team did not play Tuesday against Woodburn. … The team’s next scheduled game is Thursday at Santiam Christian.

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