The Woodlawn Warriors staged a dramatic fourth quarter comeback, and got a great steal and finishing layup form Corey Thomas to beat the Gilman Greyhounds, 61-59, in a semifinal game of the Bristow Tournament at Gilman on Wednesday night to advance to the tourney finals. The Warriors will meet CB West (PA) in  the championship game.  The Bucks beat McDonogh in the other semifinal, 41-40, earlier in the day.

Thomas hit two clutch threes in the third quarter to help the Warriors tie, then take the lead over the Greyhounds, who responded down the stretch, but fell short in the waning seconds of the game.

Cyrus Jones, who poured in 15 points in the opening quarter to propel Gilman to an early 21-16 lead, finished with 32 for the Greyhounds, and he nailed a huge three with 52 seconds to go in regulation that tied the game, 59-59.

Thomas, who had 18 points in the second half for coach “Smiley”  Lee, finished with 24 on the night.

Travon Rice, who had 12 points in the first eight minutes to keep the Warriors close, finished with 16.  Ryan Ripken had 16 for the Greyhounds.

Gilman and McDonogh will meet in the consolation game at 6:15 on Thursday night, prior to the Central Bucks West (PA)-Woodlawn title game at 8:00 p.m.  CB West topped McDonogh, 41-40, in another wild finish in the other semifinal.


Woodlawn 61, Gilman 59
Woodlawn: Thomas 24, D. Wynn 9, Rice 16, Jackson 4, Brown 8.
Gilman: Jones 32, George 4, Ripken 16, Copeland 7.