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Beaver playoff run ends in area game
Falls City senior Eric Wiatrek scores a bucket against Flatonia during the Beavers’ 64-61 bi-district win in overtime. Wiatrek hit two free throws with two seconds left in regulation to tie the game and send it into overtime. He led the team against Flatonia with 14 points and seven rebounds.
BEEVILLE -- After shooting just 20 percent from the floor, the Falls City Beavers fell to Port Aransas in the area championship last Friday night by the final score of 53-23.
The Beavers were in trouble from the opening tipoff, as Port Aransas jumped out to a 22-4 lead after the first period. Falls City came back in the second, scoring 10 points while holding Port Aransas to 11, but trailed 33-14 at the break.
Neither team got much done in the third period, though Port Aransas maintained its lead, and added slightly to it by outscoring Falls City 5-4.
The Marlins tacked on another 15 in the fourth period, while Falls City scored just 5 points, leading to the 53-23 final score.
Senior Eric Wiatrek led the Beavers, knocking down four of his five shots for 9 points. Dean Gaskamp tacked on 4 points.
The Beavers’ season ended in the area championship round, but not before the team grabbed a bi-district title a few days before.
Falls City took on Flatonia in the first round of playoff competition, and pulled out a 64-61 win.
The Beavers were shooting well on that night, scoring 18 points in the first period alone, while adding another 15 in the second to lead the Bulldogs 33-27 at halftime. Falls City scored 14 in the third to extend the lead to 9, but gave it all away in the fourth period, as Flatonia scored 20 points to send it into overtime.
The Beavers played solid ball during the overtime period, though, outscoring Flatonia 6-3, and earning the 64-61 victory.
Wiatrek led the way with 14 points, followed by Gabe Jimerson with 11 points. Zach Jimerson, Connor Jendrusch, and Chase Ramsey each added 8 points.
The Beavers end their short season with an overall record of 11-8. The team made a great 8-2 run through district to finish second behind Kenedy.
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