When Cougars forward Jaron Blossomgame dunked home the game's final points on a breakaway at the buzzer, it may have been the easiest look he had all night.
"Our game plan was to work as hard as possible to keep No. 11 from scoring," said Woodland coach Mike Tobin, whose team kept a scorer that had a 42-point game this season to just 17. "They have a very good team. ... They were trying to get him the ball every possession."
Blossomgame's 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter tied the game at 36-all, and the Cougars later took the lead for the first time all night on Markus Terry's drive, which he finished with his left hand to put them up 39-37.
Ryan Peary then penetrated the Wildcats' defense to find a waiting Jamie Frost for a 41-37 Chattahoochee lead.
Woodland's Cameron Mayweather kept his team close with a 3 on the other end of the floor, which made it a one-point deficit with 3:13 left in the game.
Nadale Fowlks pushed the lead to 42-40 with his free throw at the 2:40 mark.
Wildcat forwards Xavier Niblet and Chandler Royal ran a pick-and-roll the next time Woodland came down the floor, and Royal missed his initial attempt at the basket before rebounding his miss and getting fouled.
After making his first free throw, Royal missed the second, but a lane violation was called on the Cougars.
Before Royal could attempt that free throw, Chattahoochee's Peary was hit with a technical foul for chattering with one of Woodland's players.
Royal made 2 of 3 free throws to give the Wildcats a one-point edge at 43-42.
When Woodland inbounded the ball following the technical foul shots, Royal drove the baseline and found Mayweather, who caught the ball underneath the hoop and shielded his defender with his body while extending his right arm.
The scoop layup put the Wildcats ahead, 45-42.
The Cougars failed to score on their next trip down and following one more free throw by Royal, Woodland led by four with under 40 seconds remaining.
Terry drove the ball to the basket on Chattahoochee's next possession, but Royal awaited him, drawing the charge to give the Wildcats the ball and seal the game.
"This was a big win," Tobin said afterward. "This team, they had won  games in a row. The only other [Region 7-AAAA] team to beat them had been Sequoyah, who is ranked No. 2 in the state.
"If we could just bottle up that defensive intensity or play that way for four quarters, we're rock solid."
In the first quarter, Woodland managed to grab a 12-9 lead heading into the second by keeping Blossomgame scoreless for the first eight minutes.
Blossomgame did not stay quiet for long, scoring his team's first eight points, including back-to-back 3s to cut the Wildcats' lead to 22-17.
The Cougars trimmed the lead to 22-20 at halftime.
Coming out of the locker room, Woodland was able to extend its lead to seven points before Chattahoochee scored six straight to make it 27-26.
After Blossomgame's two-handed jam, plus the foul, the Cougars trailed by one -- 29-28 -- which remained the deficit after his free-throw miss.
The Wildcats stretched the lead once again, scoring seven of nine points until Fowlks' 3 at the third-quarter buzzer left the score at 36-33 going into the fourth.
Mayweather led Woodland with 15 points off the bench and Corey Tobin added 10 while Blossomgame led the Cougars followed by Terry's 9 points.
The Wildcats rebounded following Friday's 64-54 loss at Cass.
"That was a real tough loss. It's a county pride thing. The first half, we did not play well. ... We were throwing the ball over the gym," said Mike Tobin, who said he was impressed with Cass's performance.
Woodland (12-8, 3-8 Region 7-AAAA) next plays Tuesday vs. Northwest Whitfield, whom it lost to 62-60 Jan. 18 in Tunnel Hill.
The game begins at 7:30 p.m.
Chattahoochee 51, Lady Wildcats 26
In the Saturday's girls basketball game, the visiting Lady Cougars held Woodland to one bucket in the first quarter en route to a 25-point win.
The Lady Wildcats trailed 18-11 at halftime and were down 35-17 by the end of the third quarter.
Woodland, which went 16 for 20 at the free-throw line, got points from Olivia Rutledge (9), Lacey Fritz (5), Ashley Watkins (4), Lyrica Solomon (3), Brooke Hummel (2), Jacqualinn Howell (2) and Emily Moore (1).
The Lady Wildcats (4-15, 1-10) host Northwest Whitfield Tuesday at 6 p.m.