“There was a moment where I felt like we let it go,” Woodard said.
Midwest City led through virtually the entire fourth quarter, and clung to a one-point advantage when it lined up for an inbound pass under Edmond Memorial's goal with eight seconds to go.
“There's nobody,” Midwest City coach Dewayne Bradley said before choking up. “I don't think there's anybody in the state that plays as hard as they do, and gets as much out of their ability as they do. They're tougher and have more heart than anybody in the state of Oklahoma in this class.
“We got to this point and were right there because of them.”
Woodard dove along the baseline, deflected the inbound pass toward teammate Tyler Holcomb in the lane and tumbled out of bounds.
Holcomb's lay-up attempt rolled around the rim, fell out and bounced between several players before he got the ball back and threw up a prayer from the low post.
The ball bounced off the rim, then off Woodard's outstretched right arm and fell through the net as the buzzer sounded.
“This is the best moment of my life right now,” Woodard said. “I've never felt so thankful. So blessed.”