WOODWARD — Woodward-Granger moved to 10-2 in both the boys and girls WCAC standings after claiming a pair of conference wins over visiting AC/GC Tuesday. The victories moved the Hawk girls to 14-3 overall while the Hawk boys rose to 13-2.
W-G held an 18-17 lead over AC/GC (9-7, 7-4) at halftime of the girls game. A strong defensive lock down helped the hosts open a 31-23 advantage after three frames.
The Hawks needed the cushion, as the Chargers fought hard to get back into the game, but could not make up the gap in falling by four points.
W-G raced to a 21-7 lead eight minutes into the boys scrap, with a 22-11 second quarter in favor of the Hawks creating a 43-18 gap at the intermission. AC/GC (7-8, 3-7) outscored their hosts by eight points after the break, but it was not near enough to reverse the outcome.
The W-G girls were led by solid outings from Emma Anderson and Finley Fitzgerald, who scored 14 and 13 points, respectively. Mae Anderson had eight points and Katelyn Scharlau five, with Darby Nixon adding three points and Natalie Helbling one.
Kylie Young had 12 points for AC/GC, with Alaina Bunde providing 10 points and Jorja Hoover six. Kennedy Young had five points, Saige O’Brien and Kendra Campbell three apiece and EmmaKay McClain one.
Seventeen points from Bryce Achenbach, 16 from Keith Braunschweig and 11 from Kaya Bowlsby led the W-G boys. Reese Jamison had eight points, Alex Bice six, and both Pacey Moats and Nick Buch four points while Jack Grell and Matt Hansen had two each.
Miles Kading led AC/GC with 14 points. Eli Kading provided 12 points, with eight points apiece coming courtesy of Lucas Marsh, Bryce Littler and Mitchell Dickson. Three points from Ben Marsh completed the offense.
W-G will play a pair of junior varsity/varsity sets Friday. The W-G girls will host Grand View Christian, with the boys walking to the W-G middle school gym to face host Woodward Academy.