Updated: Dec 19, 2022
Pitman (N.J.) - After losing five straight games to end its previous season, the Woodstown High School boys basketball team needed a spark to start off its 2022 campaign on the right foot.
That spark came in the form of a buzzer beating three-pointer from Max Webb as the Wolverines stunned Pitman, 61-60, on Friday night. The victory did not come easy as Woodstown trailed by as much as 15 points at halftime.
Woodstown's Max Webb (14) looks to drive to the hoop while being defended by Pitman's Trey Tinges (4) in Pitman, New Jersey on Friday, December 16, 2022. Greta Farestad for D2 Sports Network
Webb powered the comeback with his team-high 18 points. Freshman sharpshooter Blake Bialecki was a key contributor to the rally as he scored all of his 11 points in the second half. The freshman drained a trio of three-pointers.
Pitman got off to a very hot start and looked to be in full control at halftime.
The gutsy Wolverines had no intentions of being denied.
Woodstown coach Phil Campbell reminded his players to stay composed and focus on executing their full court pressure out of the break.
"It's a marathon, not a sprint," he said.
The Wolverines certainly won the marathon on the strength of Webb's heroics. The junior spent a majority of the game on the bench despite being in the starting lineup. And he showed up when it mattered most.
"I didn't play much of the game, but when I had the ball in my hands for the final shot, I just wanted to help my team win," Webb said. "That's all I wanted to do, was just help my team win any way possible."