TULSA — Edmond Memorial's Jordan Woodard let loose the potential game-winner, and Tulsa Union's J.C. Hartzler's emotions let loose. “I was looking at the clock and I didn't think he was going to get it off and then, to be honest, I didn't think it was good,” Hartzler said. “But as it kept going, I felt like it was good, but it went out and the roller coaster of emotions started.” Woodard's miss at the buzzer gave Union a 37-36 win and the Class 6A state title Saturday at the Mabee Center. Both teams had reasons to be thankful they were in the game at the end. The Redskins were unable to take advantage of a first-half stretch where two Edmond Memorial starters — Woodard and Terrell Savala — were on the bench with foul trouble. “We talked about that in the locker room,” Union coach Rudy Garcia said. “We left some points out there, and they extended their lead even with two guys out there that we hadn't seen this weekend.” Union also had to go without Hartzler for the early part of the fourth quarter after he picked up his fourth foul. For Memorial, it was a nearly 16-minute stretch without a field goal that left the Bulldogs scratching their heads. For much of that time, especially in the third period, the pace slowed tremendously as Memorial worked the ball around the exterior while Union stayed in a zone. “We weren't trying to stall,” Memorial coach Shane Cowherd said. “It was really their length that was giving us some issues. I think our kids, instead of staying in attack mode, we got on our heels a little bit. Our kids were trying to figure out how to attack. Give them credit for the change in defense.” Even with that stretch, though, the Bulldogs kept the lead until more than two minutes had gone by in the fourth. Union had several chances to put the game away at the free-throw line in the final minute, but a missed front end of a one-and-one with less than five seconds left gave Jordan Woodard one last chance to pull off the miraculous. The shot, though, was just off, setting off a celebration on the Redskins’ bench and sending Memorial's side to despair. “I thought he was going to go all the way to the rim,” Garcia said. “But when he pulled up and missed, that excitement hits and it's jubilation and I don't know what else to say.” Yuri Hager led Union with 12 points. Savala and Woodard each had nine to lead Memorial (26-2). The title was Union's second. The Redskins also won the 2004 title.