The Woodward-Granger Hawks (9-13, 7-11) boys basketball team had their season abruptly cut short after a 58-39 loss against the Interstate-35 Truro Roadrunners (11-6,11-3).
On Monday night in the first round of the Class 2A postseason, the Hawks couldn’t find the right combination to defeat the host Roadrunners.
The visiting Hawks opened up the first down eight points after the home team finished the quarter on a 18-10 run.
It was a better second quarter for the Hawks who scored 13 points while holding the Roadrunners to just 10 points.
After the half, the road team couldn’t get much offense scoring scoring just eight points and allowing 14. The Roadrunners closed out the contest on a 16-8 run.
As a team the Hawks shot 13-of-43 from the field including 5-of-20 from three and 8-for-13 from the stripe. Reese Jamison, Hawks freshman, led the team with 11 points.
The Hawks pulled down 20 rebounds - 15 defensive and five offensive, senior Marcus McConahay had six.
Bryce Achenbach, Hawks freshman, dished out five assists of the team’s 10, and McConahay was responsible for three of the Hawks’ eight steals.
It was the second loss in the past five days for the Hawks who ended their regular season on Feb. 9 in a 66-49 loss to the Raiders of Collins-Maxwell/Baxter (5-16, 3-13).
A poor shooting performance by the Hawks in the first quarter was too much for the road team to overcome.
The Raiders opened up the non-conference contest on a 19-6 run and then finished out the half 17-13.
In the third quarter the Hawks managed to trim the deficit by one point after outscoring the host 18-17. Unfortunately the Raiders finished the fourth on a 13-12 run.
Jamison and Hawks’ senior Spencer Hanson combined for 21 points in a losing effort. Jamison scored 10 and Hanson finished with 11.
As a team the Hawks shot just 29.4 percent from the field, 23.5 percent from three, and 71.4 percent from the line. They finished with 22 boards - eight defensive and 14 offensive, 11 assists, nine steals and two blocks.