Persistence and trusting in the process might be the theme for this season’s Woodward-Granger girls’ basketball team who finally tossed the figurative monkey off their back after recording their first West Central Activities Conference win on Feb. 6.

The Hawks (4-18,1-15 ) 37-29 win over the AC/GC Chargers (2-19, 2-14 ) at Guthrie guaranteed that they won’t finish the regular season winless in their conference.

It wasn’t the easiest of wins for the Hawks who managed to step up their play in the second quarter after the two teams exchanged baskets in the first that ended in a seven all tie.

In the second the Hawks’ offense came to play with a 11 points while the defense held the host to just three.

That second quarter made all the difference in the team’s win since they allowed the home team to trim the lead to six after a 6-4 Charger advantage after the half.

It would be a tight ball game in the final quarter with the two offenses coming alive with the road team barely outscoring the home team 15-13.

The win snapped the Hawks six game losing streak and gives them a little momentum heading into the final regular season game on Feb. 10, when they visit Ogden for a WCAC showdown versus the Bulldogs.

Game stats were unavailable by press time.