The Woodward-Granger girls' basketball team (0-2) suffered their second straight loss after a 52-43 defeat against the visiting West Central Valley Wildcats (1-1).

On Tuesday, the Hawks did their best to erase an abysmal 11-4 deficit to start with three straight double digit quarters.

Unfortunately for the home team, the early seven point deficit was too much to overcome as the Wildcats staved off any comebacks outscoring the Hawks by two points in the final 24 minutes.

In the second quarter the home team stayed on pace with the Wildcats’ offense who finished two points better at 12-10.

After the half the two teams were at it again mimicking each other bucket-for-bucket until once again the Wildcats pulled out the 17-15 quarter.

The final eight minutes saw the Hawks make some slight adjustments and outscore their visitors 14-12.

So far this season in two games the Hawks have been outscored by just 14 points. In both losses they’ve started off cold but picked it up in the later quarters.

“Sluggish starts, not making shots early and being a step slow defensively early in games which has lead to early foul trouble also,” said Gary Dresback Hawks head coach. “Somehow we have to play early with desperation like we have in second halves."

Team and individual stats were unavailable by press time.