Blair Oaks thwarts Linn rally in 59-49 victory

Blair Oaks’ Ryan Wilbers tries to shoot around Linn’s Jedd Oidtman during Friday’s game in Wardsville. Blair Oaks won 59-49.

Blair Oaks’ Ryan Wilbers tries to shoot around Linn’s Jedd Oidtman during Friday’s game in Wardsville. Blair Oaks won 59-49. Photo by Shaun Zimmerman.

WARDSVILLE, Mo. — Just when it seemed like everything was going Linn’s way, the Blair Oaks Falcons found an answer.

After the Falcons had jumped out to a 15-point lead in the third quarter, the Wildcats started walking the lead down.

They kept coming until the lead was just three, and they had the ball coming out of a timeout in the fourth quarter. But after a short jumper in the paint failed to fall, Blair Oaks got two free throws from Haydn Lock at the other end. The Falcons then forced a turnover and Brett Voss hit a backbreaking 3-pointer.

The Wildcats never got closer than six points after that and the Falcons captured a 59-49 win.

“Blair Oaks is very capable of that,” Linn coach Adam Eisterhold said. “Give them credit, they ....

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