Hawks hoopsters take pair from visiting Crusaders

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W-G's Katelyn Scharlau passes to a teammate after grabbing a defensive rebound last season.

WOODWARD — Chalk up the 10th victories of the season for both the Woodward-Granger girls and boys basketball teams.

W-G overcame a sluggish start to dismiss Coon Rapids-Bayard, 45-23, in the girls game, with the Hawk boys a 70-51 victor over the Crusaders in the nightcap. The games were non-conference affairs.

W-G moved to 10-2 overall in girls play, with the Hawk boys now 10-1 overall. CR-B fell to 2-10 in girls action and 6-5 in boys competition.

An 11-10 game at the half in the girls tilt quickly turned in the Hawks favor in the third quarter as the hosts went on a 26-7 surge. A 9-5 edge in the final frame for the home set helped set the final tally.

Katelyn Scharlau had 14 points and Emma Anderson 12 for W-G. Eight points from Darby Nixon, five from Finley Fitzgerald, two each from Natalie Helbling and Quinn Kaufman and free throws from Jenna Achenbach and Ava Petersen capped the Hawk scoring.

Alexa Culbertson had nine points for CR-B, with Brynn Bass adding six points, Cora McAlister four and Lexie Davis and Alaya Betts two each.

W-G was in control of the boys outing from the outset, leading, 16-8, after one period and 33-20 at the intermission. Any hopes of a Crusader rally were dashed with a 24-13 third quarter edge from W-G, a spurt that generated a 57-33 lead entering the final stanza.

Keith Braunschweig (16 points), Nick Buch (13), Bryce Achenbach (11) and Kaya Bowlsby (10) all reached double-digits in the W-G score book. Pacey Moats had eight points, Reese Jamison six and Alex Bice, Jack Grell and Matt Hansen two points apiece.

Gabe Obert led all scorers with 18 points, with Tanner Oswald adding 11 points. Blaine Dudley, Jalen Rosenbeck and Kade Schlepp scored six points apiece, with Colby Holthoff providing three points and Josue Ramirez one.

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