After getting off to a 2-0 start this season, the Woodward-Granger boys' basketball team (2-1, 0-1) suffered a lopsided 82-40 road loss at the hands of conference foe the Des Moines Christian Lions (2-0).
The boys' slow first-quarter loss contributed to the huge point disparity. The host opened up the game with a 27-2 run, which carried over to a 26-14 second quarter.
For the second straight game, Bryce Achenbach, W-G freshman, led the team in points with 14 on a 5-for-9 performance with six rebounds, four assists, and six steals.
In the second half the Hawks’ 37 point deficit deficit climbed to 46 after they allowed the home team a 21-8 quarter.
The Hawks finally outscored their host 12-8 in the final eight minutes, but the huge hole was an insurmountable climb.
As a team the Hawks shot 32 percent from the field on 13-for-41 shooting. They connected on three of their eight three point attempts, were 11-for-20 from the line, and nabbed 22 rebounds-13 defensive and nine offensive.
Marcus McConahay was the team’s other double digit contributed with 13 points off 4-for-8 shots including draining his only three attempt.
The Hawks created just eight turnovers to the Lions 15 and were outrebounded by 12.
Hawks pick up deja vu win
For the second time in as many games the Woodward-Granger boys' basketball team (2-0) squeaked out a one point 70-69 victory on Thursday.
It could be as a case of deja vu when the home Hawks welcomed the Martensdale-St. Marys Blue Devils (0-1) for a non-conference affair.
Achenbach led his team in scoring, rebounds and assists.
He scored 13 points on 3-for-9 shooting and 7-for-9 from the line. He nabbed five rebounds, four defensive and one offensive and dished out six assists.
The home team lead the majority of the contest with their biggest output, 21 points, coming in the second quarter.
After the half, the Hawks held an eight point lead that increased by another point after three quarters.
That one point edge would prove invaluable as the visitors stormed back with a 23-15, which eventually gave the Hawks the one point win.
Coming off a 15-point night Brady Aunspach, W-G senior, scored 12 points on 5-for-6 performance including his only three pointer.
As a team the Hawks shot 45 percent from the field on 25-for-56 shots. They went 12-for-18 from the free throw line, pulled down 20 rebounds-13 defensive and 7 offensive, had 18 assists and 11 steals.