Lions roar past host Hawks in boys WCC action Friday

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W-G's Brody Easter scores over the defense of DMC's Grant Veurink during their WCC contest Friday. Cameron Hoyt (22) looks on for the Hawks.

WOODWARD — Visiting Des Moines Christian turned their three-point lead after one quarter into a 16-point advantage at the intermission to help lead the Lions to a 77-46 win over Woodward-Granger Friday.

The DMC boys improved to 10-2 overall and 9-1 in WCC play with the win while W-G fell to 2-9 overall and in the conference.

The Hawks were able to stay within range for the first eight minutes and entered the second period trailing only 17-14.

J.P. Nixon is fouled from behind during Friday's WCC game between host Woodward-Granger and Des Moines Christian.
J.P. Nixon is fouled from behind during Friday’s WCC game between host Woodward-Granger and Des Moines Christian.

DMC quickly grabbed control of the contest early in the second frame and used a 24-11 spurt to seize a 41-25 halftime lead and imperil any hopes the hosts had of pulling an upset.

The third quarter saw the guests race to a 59-38 lead, with reserves from both teams sent onto the floor midway through the final quarter.

Bodie Harrison had a strong game for the Hawks, often creating his own shot en route to a team-high 23 points. Cameron Hoyt sank a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with six points, with Brady Aunspach adding four points. Nick Squires and Marcus McConahay had three points apiece, with Brody Easter, Derick Morgan and Matt Buch adding baskets while J.P. Nixon sank a free throw.

W-G will play a boys/girls twinbill Monday against Grandview Christian at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, beginning at 3 p.m. At 7 p.m. the Iowa Energy will host Raptors 905.

The Hawk boys will then host Woodward Academy Tuesday, with the Hawk girls off until both W-G squads visit Van Meter Friday.

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