It’s been a bittersweet last couple of games for the Woodward-Granger Hawks (7-10 ,5-10) boys’ basketball team, who after winning Friday night dropped a conference match 47-32 against the host Madrid Tigers (6-11,5-10).
This past Friday the Hawks had a chance to move up in the West Central Conference standings.
For the first two quarters it looked like that maybe the case. In the first quarter both teams failed to create any separation with each team finishing with 11 points.
In the second, the Hawks kept the contest contest, allowing just eight points but failing to spur any offensive momentum with just five quarter points.
After the half the Hawks couldn’t string together any offensive prowess. The home team allowed just five points while increasing their lead to nine with another 11 point quarter.
In the final eight minutes the game simply got out of reach with the Hawks getting dealt a 17-11 run.
Bryce Achenbach, Hawks freshman, led his team with 11 points after a 5-for-11 performance from the field. He was also responsible for four of the team’s 13 steals
As a unit the team shot 11-for-46 including a dismal 2-for-18 from three and finished 8-for-14 from the line.
Reese Jamison, Hawks freshman, pulled down a team high six rebounds of the team’s 22 boards - 11 defensive and 11 offensive.
The loss cut short the Hawks prior night’s celebration. On Thursday night the team recorded a 48-40 road win against the West Central Valley Wildcats (5-13, 4-11).
A trio of Hawks finished the night with double digit scores. Jamison led the way with 12 points, Marcus McConahay, senior, had 11 points and Bodie Harrison, senior, scored 10.
The three players combined for a 10-of-29 night including 5-for-14 from beyond the arc. Both McConahay and Harrison pulled down six rebounds each out of the team’s 27 boards - 21 defensive and six offensive.
It wasn’t a guaranteed win for the Hawks, who looked stifled in the first 16 minutes. They were outscored by seven points after a 10-8 first and 11-6 second.
After the Half, the visitors out gunned their host by seven points with a 12-5 run in the third to tie the game at 26-26.
In the final eight minutes the Hawks’ offensive continued their attack. They scored 22 points while in the process kept the Wildcats to just 14 points.
As a team they finished the game shooting 11-of 23 from the field, 6-of-19 from three, 8-for-14 from the line, with 12 assists, 10 steals and three blocks.