FARWELL – Beaverton fell behind early Monday night in the first round game with Beal City. The Beavers were trailing 16-10 after one quarter and 28-16 at halftime before a furious third quarter comeback made it a game.
The Beavers played better defense coming out of the halftime break but were still trailing 30-18 early in the third Jarrett Inscho hit a three point shot to ignite the offense. Carson Oldani hit a free throw and Trent Reed added a three pointer of his own to cut the deficit to six 31-25. Inscho made a nice pass to Reed who was fouled on the shot. After two made free throws the Beal City lead was down to four. Oldani answered a Beal City bucket with a three pointer making the score 33-30 late in the quarter. A free throw by Beal City and another bucket by Reed made it a two point game. With possession and the clock running down the Beavers held the ball for a final shot. When Inscho hit a three point shot with 1.8 seconds left in the quarter the Beavers had battled all the way back to take a 35-34 lead.
It was a lead that the Beavers couldn’t hold on to. The Aggies outscored Beaverton 17-11 in the fourth quarter to take a 51-46 win. Oldani led the Beavers with 17 points. Reed had 11 and Inscho 9. With the loss the Beavers finish the season with a 16-5 record and will say goodbye to five seniors. David Krohn, Ryan Diamond, Jarrett Inscho, Brandon Hipkins and Cole Govitz have all played their last game for Beaverton.