The Woodward-Granger Hawks hosted the Van Meter Bulldogs on Friday, Jan. 19. The Bulldogs came home with another win after beating the Hawks 75-39.
The Bulldogs dominated the entire game. They started out 19-0 at the end of the first quarter. Junior Ryan Schmitt led the quarter scoring seven of the nine points.
The Hawks truly began to play in the second quarter. The Hawks kept up with the Bulldogs, scoring 17 points to the Bulldogs’ 20. The first half still ended 39-17.
Keith Braunschweig began the game for the Hawks, scoring their first four points. He made six of his eight points in the second quarter alone. Braunschweig was the second leading scorer for the Hawks with his four field goals.
The Bulldogs continued to dominate, outscoring the Hawks 23-17 in the third quarter. At the end of the third quarter the Bulldogs led by 34 points (62-28).
Blake Fryar led the third quarter for the Bulldogs. Fryar made four three pointers in a row, which were followed by three three pointers made by Mitch Pomeroy.
According to Bulldog coach Jed Alexander, Fryar made the first seven of his three point shots.
The Bulldogs began the fourth quarter with a three pointer to get the continuous clock started.
The Hawks’ JP Nixon followed the three pointer with a field goal, but the Hawks still trailed by 35.
The Hawks just couldn’t lessen the gap. The Bulldogs were able to score three more field goals before the Hawks could score a three pointer. The score was now 71-33.
The Bulldogs were only able to put up another four points before the end of the game, while the Hawks scored another six. The game still ended with the Bulldogs leading by 36 points (75-39).
“Our guys came out really strong on both ends,” Alexander said. “Holding a team scoreless for a quarter takes some luck and guys that are locked in defensively every possession. Our second quarter was not as good on that end. I felt we got a little complacent and W-G was much more aggressive attacking us. Then in the second half our shooting carried us on the offensive end for sure… Other than that, just a solid team effort again -minus our defense in the second quarter.”