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Boys Basketball Falls to Orange After Tough Battle

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Photo by Livia Eppell from Jan. 10 game at Orange

Photo by Livia Eppell from Jan. 10 game at Orange

Photo by Livia Eppell from Jan. 10 game at Orange

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The ball was in the hands of Jayson Woodrich. The crowd was silent. With minutes remaining in the game, Woodrich released a three. Swoosh. Tie game.

This was one of the many intense moments in the Beachwood vs. Orange game on Friday, Feb. 3. While the Bison fought hard, the visiting rivals eventually sealed a 58-53 victory.

Sophomore guard Jayson Woodrich thought endurance was an issue for the team.

“I felt we didn’t work hard enough as a team and we lost our confidence,” he said. “We have a lot of work to do to become better for the playoffs.”

Orange opened up the game with a 5-0 run, yet Beachwood bounced back with help from junior guard Josh Sizemore and sophomore guard Woodrich, who both made needed threes. Nevertheless, Beachwood ended the first quarter down 17-10.

The second quarter proved to be no different, with Beachwood gaining even more fouls. Orange had some of their best moments of the game here with a lot of layups. By the end of the first half, the Lions led 29-21.

Bison stands jeered after a questionable foul call led to a turnover and an Orange layup, widening Beachwood’s deficit again.”

Beachwood came ready to fight harder in the second half with some noticeable rebounds and layups. Nevertheless, Beachwood still trailed 37-39 at the end of the third.

The fourth quarter proved to be quite a struggle. Beachwood started off well when Jayson Woodrich shot a wide open three. However, the Bison stands jeered after a questionable foul call led to a turnover and an Orange layup, widening Beachwood’s deficit again.

Beachwood still remained strong throughout the fourth but a Beachwood foul followed by two successful free throws sealed the Orange victory with a score of 58-53.

The Bison leads the conference with a 13-5 record on the season. They play at Garfield Heights tonight at 7:30.

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