DES MOINES — The Woodward-Granger and Grandview Park Baptist basketball teams split a pair of contests Saturday, with the W-G girls posting a 46-43 win while the host Defenders downed their guests, 59-20, in the boys affair.
The Hawk girls saved themselves with a 10-of-12 outing at the foul line and by posting a 33-20 edge in rebounds. W-G had raced to a 24-13 halftime lead, but saw that margin trimmed to 32-27 at the start of the fourth frame.
Katelynn Major proved unstoppable for W-G as the lone senior on the squad poured in a game-high 25 points. Mary Hansen had eight points and Dalaney Bice six, with Tori Manning adding three points and Abby Hansen and Abby Musser two points apiece.
Mary Hansen had seven rebounds off the bench, with Abby Hansen and Riley Jamison each clearing five boards. Musser finished with six assists and three blocked shots.
Kate Hall led GPB with 16 points and 10 rebounds while Ashlan Thompson tallied 10 points and Shayla McCool nine.
The W-G boys faced a 16-3 deficit after eight minutes of play and trailed, 29-13, at the half in being kept winless.
Nick Squires and Jake Smiley had six points apiece for W-G, with Alex Bodermann adding five points, Mason Burkhart two and Seth Noel one. The Hawks were outrebounded 38-21, and while GPB sank 15-of-23 free throws W-G was connected on just 3-of-16 at the stripe.
Ben Thompson had 12 points and Connor Arrasmith 11 for the Defenders, with Nate Davidson providing nine points and nine rebounds.
Thursday, Jan 9
W-G 41, MADRID 25 (G)
MADRID 59, W-G 36 (B)
MADRID — Woodward-Granger and Madrid split a WCC set Jan. 9 that was postponed from Dec. 20. The W-G girls emerged with a 41-25 win while the Madrid boys claimed a 59-36 victory.
Both girls squads started slowly, with W-G holding just a 6-4 lead after one period. At that point the Hawks began to take over the game, opening a 22-9 lead at the half and stretching their advantage to 33-14 after three frames en route to the win.
Major led W-G with 16 points, with Abby Hansen adding 10 points and Bice seven. Annie Webb and Katie Sprott scored two points apiece, with Mary Hansen, Emily Kuehl, Jamison and Manning all adding single free throws.
The Hawk boys fell into a 15-6 hole after one frame and faced a 34-15 deficit at the intermission in dropping their game.
Tre Loge and Smiley had eight points apiece for W-G, with Bodermann adding seven points and Squires and Tanner Canova five points apiece. Two points from Mason Burkhart and one from Marshall Nieland completed the scoring.
Canova finished with nine rebounds and Loge with five, with Bodermann making three assists and two steals.
Alex Van Dyke had 14 points to lead the Tigers, with Clayton Romitti adding 10. Levi Hudnutt pulled down nine rebounds, with Van Dyke making five assists while Owen Gibbons had four steals and Luke Hudnutt six blocked shots.