The Woodward-Granger girls’ basketball team pulled out yet another close home victory with a 44-42 victory over conference foe the Earlham Cardinals.

It was another nail biting contest for the host who narrowly escaped Tuesday’s game after being down through two quarters.

In the first quarter the fans in attendance saw their beloved Hawks struggle to get any offense moving after getting outscored 11-7.

It changed in the second quarter when the Hawks pieced together some consistent runs to cut their deficit to just three points at 21-18.

After the half Gary Dresback, Hawks head coach, must’ve relayed some sound advice as the team came out firing.

“Just to keep doing what we were doing offensively,” he said. “We were getting good shots in the the first half they just weren’t going in. We weren’t getting the 50-50 balls and we’re committing too many silly fouls [so] cleaned those areas up and it showed in the third quarter.”

The Hawks’ offense put up 16 points while the defense held strong and kept the Cardinals to just eight points to take a 34 to 29 lead into the fourth.

It was a tight fourth quarter with the Cardinals cutting the margin close after a 13 to 10 run but the host managed to halt any possible comeback.

Team and individual stats were unavailable by press time.