A one point deficit after two quarters turned into 15 points as the Woodward-Granger girls' basketball team (1-3, 0-1) dropped its third game this season and first conference match to the host Des Moines Christian Lions (1-3).

On Friday the Hawks’ girls team, after winning their first contest this season, were outscored 24-10 in the second half ultimately losing by 15 points in a 50-35 game.  

The match opened up with the Lions outscoring the Hawks 21-13.

In the second quarter, the Hawks’ defensive presence made an appearance and held the host to just five points while the offense added 12 for a Lions one point advantage after one.

It was all Lions in the second half outscoring their guests 11-4 in the third and closing out the fourth on a 13-6 run.

Hawks girls pull out first win

After two straight close loses the Woodward-Granger girls' basketball team (1-2) finally notched its first win of the season, edging out the Martensdale-St Marys Blue Devils (1-2) 55-50. 

On Thursday, the home Hawks came out firing to take an early 14-6 lead.  

That lead eventually turned into a one point deficit after two quarters with the Blue Devils out scoring their host 18-9.

After the half, the Hawks swooped in and rallied to take the lead back with a solid 15-4 run, which gave them 38-28 lead with the final quarter coming up.

The last eight minutes saw the two teams exchange blows. The Blue Devils chipped away at the 10 point deficit, but the Hawks sustained the rally being outscored only by five at 22-17.