W.T. Woodson, led by sophomore guard Greg Williams's game-high 25 points, handed West Springfield a 66-60 defeat last night at West Springfield to remain undefeated in the Northern District.

W.T. Woodson (5-6, 4-0), trailing by 58-57 with 1:48 left, started its winning move when Nate Owendorf (19 points) took a pass from Mike Woolever and hit a short turnaround jumper from the right side to give the Cavaliers a 59-57 lead.

On the ensuing possession, Williams stole the ball at midcourt and was fouled. He sank two free throws to push the W.T. Woodson lead to 60-57 with 55 seconds left.

Jerrick Hester, who led the Spartans with 18 points, missed a three-point shot from the right side. Again Williams came up with the loose ball and was fouled. In the one-and-one, he sank both shots to give W.T. Woodson some breathing room at 62-57 with 18 seconds left.

Hester dashed down court and lofted a three-pointer from the right side to bring the Spartans within 62-60. But West Springfield (8-2, 2-1), in a full-court press, then fouled the wrong man. Williams, in what was becoming very routine, hit two free throws with 12 seconds left and scored on a driving layup at the buzzer to provide the final margin.

Williams is "one of the best sophomores you will ever see," said W.T. Woodson Coach Red Jenkins. "He plays with a lot of smarts and is just a great player. He came to our school with a lot of credentials and we are fortunate to have him.

"Also, our two big guys Jason {Love} and Nate were on the boards all night long and they played one heck of a ballgame."

"I knew {West Springfield} would be a scrappy team," said Williams. "But I figured if we played together we could win."

The taller Cavaliers took a 35-34 halftime lead and extended their margin to 45-40 on a rebound follow by Owendorf. But the Spartans (8-2, 2-1), led by Hester, who had six of his team's 13 third-quarter points, went on a 7-2 run to trail by 49-47 at the end of the quarter.

The Cavaliers opened the game by pushing the ball inside to 6-7 senior Love (12 points) and 6-5 senior Owendorf.