The Woodland High boys basketball team finds itself mired in its first losing streak of the season following another close loss Saturday, falling 70-69 in overtime to host Forsyth Central.
"We did not play well in the first half," said Wildcats coach Mike Tobin, whose team rallied from a 14-point deficit to force the extra period. "Really, what it came down to was we just turned up the intensity."
Tobin said there were six lead changes in the OT, but the Bulldogs wound up pulling out the victory.
Woodland trailed 14-9 after one quarter, 34-20 at the half and 44-38 going into the fourth before tying the game at 53-all heading into OT.
Greg Murphy led the Wildcats with 10 points, Isaiah Niblet and Xavier Niblet each scored 8, Daryel Morris and R.J. Williams both added 7 and Adam Tobin had 5.
Woodland, which lost two games in the first month and a half of the 2010-11 season, has lost back-to-back games, including a three-point loss to Cass Friday (See Page 8B for story).
"Honestly, if we could've gotten one break last night, one break tonight, we could have gone 2-0 for the weekend," Mike Tobin said. "We're 1-4 in the region, lost to Rome in OT, lost to Forsyth Central in OT and lost to Cass by three."
The Woodland head coach remains optimistic that his team can withstand this tough spell.
"Got a little adversity," Tobin said, "hopefully it just gets us better and hungrier to win."
The Wildcats (10-4, 1-4 Region 7-AAAA) host region foe Northwest Whitfield Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.