ESTACADA — Karsten Johnson hit a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left, and the Astoria boys basketball team snapped a six-game losing skid on the road Tuesday night, with a 41-40 win over Estacada.

Johnson’s late score put the Fishermen up by one, and Astoria held on from there to score a much-needed road victory.

“We played good defense and made the stop at the end,” said Astoria coach Kevin Goin. “We won at all four levels (boys’ and girls’ varsity and junior varsity games), so it was good for us.”

Josh Olson scored 13 points to lead Astoria, which trailed 26-20 at halftime, then outscored the Rangers 21-14 in the second half.

Ian Hunt added nine points for the Fishermen, who improve to 3-10, while the Rangers drop to 1-11. Astoria hosts Stayton Friday.

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