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Basketball: Woodbury stuns Medford Tech in OT

Dwaun Martin scored 26 and Rashon Felix made a desperate three-pointer at the buzzer in regulation as Woodbury stunned Medford Tech by 68-62 in overtime on Monday night.

Basketball: Woodbury stuns Medford Tech in OT

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Dwaun Martin scored 26 and Rashon Felix made a desperate three-pointer at the buzzer in regulation as Woodbury stunned Medford Tech by 68-62 in overtime on Monday night.

Felix made a turnaround jumper under pressure from the deep left corner as time expired to send the game in OT..

"God has a sense of humor," Woodbury coach Kenny Avent said of Felix' miraculous shot.

William Harris scored 14 and Cameron Gamble bounced off the bench to score four points late in the fourth quarter and another in OT for Woodbury (6-4).

"We needed this one," said Martin, who consistently beat MT defenders off the dribble to get in the lane for layups and short jumpers.

Sophomore Myles Powell scored 20 and junior Elijah Cain added 17 for Medford Tech (6-4).

Cain, a 6-5 point guard who has drawn heavy recruiting interest from St. Joseph University -- two Hawks assistants were in the house at Woodbury on Monday night -- fouled out with 3:36 remaining in regulation.

The Jaguars clearly missed their floor leader down the stretch and in OT but coach Nick Powell, Myles' father, was more upset with his team's lack of intensity.

"Bottom line -- we didn't match their intensity," Powell said. "Credit Woodbury. They played harder than us. I told the kids, 'Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.'"

Harris' put-back basket gave Woodbury a 63-62 lead with 1:30 left in OT. After an MT miss, Martin made two free throws for a 65-62 lead with 0:36 on the clock.

Harris' dunk at the buzzer was an exclamation point.

Medford Tech 14 20 12 12 4 -- 62

Woodbury 15 11 12 20 10 -- 68

MT: Donte Ali 11, Elijah Cain 17, Myles Powell 20, Sidney Harris 4, Derrick Jones 6, Isaiah Williams 4.

W: Mario Joyner 8, Will Harris 14, Rashon Felix 7, Cameron Gamble 5, Jeray Demby 4, Duwan Martin 26, Elijah Grant 4.

Contact Phil Anastasia at panastasia@phillynews.com or @PhilAnastasia on Twitter.

 

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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at panastasia@phillynews.com.

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