The Woodward Granger Hawks’ girls’ basketball team dropped their third West Central Activities Conference game in a row after losing to the Van Meter Bulldogs 53 - 39.


On the road in Van Meter on Friday, Dec. 8th, the Hawks ( 2-4, 0-3 ) kept the game close throughout the first two quarters before the Bulldogs (3-2 ,2-1) mounted their run.


In the opening quarter the Hawks and Bulldogs continued some back and forth play until Van Meter pulled away 14-10.


The four point deficit increased by three when the Bulldogs finished the second quarter on a 12-9 run.


After the half, the Hawks were unable stop the Bulldogs from outscoring them 15 - 7 in the third quarter to take a commanding 15 point lead into the fourth.


During the final eight minutes the road team finally broke through and outscored their opponent by one point at 13-12 but it just wasn’t enough.


Two Hawks scored in double digits with senior Alyssa Bice leading the squad with 15 points on 5 -for -11 shooting including 2-for-4 from beyond the arc and 3-for-6 from the free throw line.


Teammate Katelyn Scharlau finished with 12 points on 5-for-12 shooting and 2-for-9 from the free throw line. She also led the Hawks in rebounds with 11.


As a team the Hawks were 12 for 33 from the field, 3-for-7 from the three-point line, 6-for-23 from the charity stripe, with 36 rebounds - 24 defensive and 12 offensive, nine assists (Kayley Dresback - 4), eight steals (Natalie Helbling - 4) and three blocks.


The Hawks look for their first win this Tuesday at home when they welcome WCAC foe the Ogden Bulldogs.