WOODWARD — The game, at the core, is a simple one. Do not turn to ball over excessively or unnecessarily, and put the ball in the basket. Try and make your opponent endure the opposite of both.
Simple. Until it is not.
The Woodward-Granger girls have stumbled to an 0-6 overall and WCC record so far this season, and over 20 turnovers per game and a shooting percentage of just 26 percent from the floor have been big reasons why.
The Hawks have been outscored by an average margin of 59-34, and halftime deficit averaging 35-13 has set the stage for lopsided losses.
W-G is 38-of-80 at the foul line and 15-of-75 behind the 3-point arc. The team is pulling down a solid 26 rebounds per outing and does have 40 assists and 44 steals, but cannot afford to surrender so many possessions via turnover if the shooting percentages remain sub-par.
Mary Hansen is averaging 10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest for the Hawks, with Riley Jamison putting eight points per game in the score book. Kaitlyn Peters had collected 17 rebounds, with Miranda Aunspach having distributed a team-best 10 assists while Hansen has made 11 steals.
Head coach Gary Dresback was not available for comment.
W-G will resume their season with a Jan. 5 visit to winless Earlham (0-8), with Guthrie Center to visit Woodward Jan. 8.