The brooms were let out last night in the Hawks’ (10-8, 8-8) season sweep of West Central Activities Conference foe the Panorama Panthers (5-14, 3-13).
On the road on Jan.30, the Woodward-Granger Hawks’ boys basketball squad earned a 53-43 win and in the process brought their conference record to .500.
The trio of W-G sophomores Bryce Achenbach, Reese Jamison and Keith Braunschweig combined for almost half the points with 25.
For the second straight game Braunschweig led his squad in scoring with 13 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the floor.
Achenbach finished with 12 on 4-for-7 shooting including a perfect 3-for-3 from 3s. He also had a team leading eight assists, and three steals. Jamison added 10 points after converting four of his five attempts from the field.
The Hawks took an early one point first quarter lead after finishing on a 10-9 run. They scored another 10 points in the second and increased their lead by two when the host posted eight points.
It was another close quarter after the half with the road team garnering more separation with a 14-2 third.
The road team pulled away in the fourth and the offense posted their best quarter at 19 while the host added 14.
It was a solid shooting performance for the Hawks who overall finished with a 53.6 percent clip from the floor, 33 percent from beyond the arc and 56 percent from the stripe.
They tallied 22 rebounds - 15 defensive and seven offensive, 10 assists, eight steals and a block.
It’s a home duel on Feb. 2, when the Cardinals of Earlham come into town for a WCAC showdown.
The Hawks will look to make it two straight wins and at the same time exact some revenge after the Cardinals won 50-40 back on Jan.2.
“Every game in our conference with the exception of Van Meter is a dog fight,” coach Brent Achenbach said. “We are only worried about Earlham. It has been a while since we have beaten them.”