Washington Evening Journal
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ALBIA — The Washington basketball team got its money’s worth in a road trip to Albia on Tuesday night, but the Demons couldn’t pull out a win.
Albia outlasted Washington 76-71 in a double-overtime heartstopper that started off basketball season with a bang.
The Demons had a rough start, falling behind 11-0 early. They trailed throughout regulation. Albia led 12-7 after one quarter, 26-23 at halftime and 42-37 after three periods, but Washington scored 19 in the fourth.
The Demons had a late lead in both the fourth quarter and overtime but Albia hit two game-tying 3-pointers in two-straight periods.
Albia outscored Washington 9-4 in the second overtime. In all the chaos, the Demons saw three players disqualified with foul trouble as triplets Aden Six, Ajay Six and Avery Six all fouled out of the game before it was said and done.
Ethan Patterson picked up right where he left off last season with a huge point total in Game 1. Patterson scored 34 points in the loss, and also led the team with eight rebounds and four assists.
Ajay Six notched a double-double, going for 10 points and 10 rebounds. Logan McDole scored nine points. Aden and Avery Six each had six. Evan Van Der Molen scored five, and Jude Brown had one.
Washington fell to 0-1 after the loss. They will be in Fairfield to take on the Trojans (1-0) in Monday night’s Southeast Conference opener.