Three Hawks players set the tone in the 68-49 West Central Activities win versus the West Central Valley Stuart Wildcats (1-9, 0-8).
Woodward-Granger’s sophomores Bryce Achenbach, and Reese Jamison along with junior Noah Hoyt led the squads’ scoring for a combined 40 points.
At home at the Jan. 9th event, Jamison dropped 16 points on a 6-for-9 shooting night and sank his only attempt for three point land.
Achenbach finished second with 14 points after shooting 7-for-11 from the field. He was also a dual threat on the boards with a team leading eight and he recorded eight of the total 11 assists.
Hoyt came off the bench and added 10 points after shooting 4-for-8 from the floor and was a perfect 2-for-2 from the charity stripe.
The Hawks (8-4, 6-4) separated themselves early on in the first quarter with a 20-7 run and never looked back.
“It sure helps to get everyone involved. We are doing some good things,” coach Brent Achenbach said.
They kept pouring on the offense in the second quarter as they mimicked the first quarter with 20 points while allowing 11.
In the second half the home team finished the third quarter on a 15-9 run and with the game at hand and mostly reserves in during the final eight minutes the home team were outscored 22-13.
“We are still working on being consistent on the defensive end,” Achenbach said.
As a team they shot almost 54 percent from the floor, 40 percent from beyond the arc, and 92.3 percent from the line. They hauled in 20 boards- 14 defensive, six offensive, with 11 steals and two blocks.
It will be another WCAC showdown this Friday, Jan. 12th, when the Hawks face off against the Lions of Des Moines Christian.