Hawks’ sophomore Keith Braunschweig led the team to a 71-66 overtime win versus West Central Activities Conference foe the Panorama Panthers (1-7, 1-6).
At home Tuesday, Dec. 19, the Woodward-Granger Hawks (6-3, 2-3) led by Braunschweig, set the pace in their favor early on only to have it erased moments later.
Braunschweig along with fellow sophomore Bryce Achenbach’s 17 points and junior Noah Hoyt’s 11 points accounted for over 69 percent of the team’s offense.
Braunschweig finished his night with 10 points from the floor and made 11 of his 14 attempts from the freethrow line.
Achenbach scored six times from the field including a three pointer and was 4-for-9 form the charity stripe. Hoyt’s garnered his scoring with four made shots from the floor and three free throws.
It wasn’t a foregone conclusion for the Hawks who opened up the game up by four points after a 21-17 run.
The home team’s lead became a distant memory when the Panthers clawed their way back to tie the game after a 17-13 second.
After the half the two teams did not relent with the two squads’ offense mirroring each other in both quarters with each team finishing with 27 points in regulation.
In the overtime the Hawks’ defense finally kept their guest in check with just five points while the offense separated themselves with 10.
The first half of the season is in the books and Hawks’ fans will have to wait until Jan. 2, when the team takes the floor on the road against the Earlham Cardinals.