WOODWARD — A strong first half lifted W-G to a 76-56 win over visiting Morman Trail Friday, one day after the Hawks traveled to Leon to dispatch Central Decatur, 47-41. Both were non-conference games.
W-G (8-13) was off to a 20-8 start against Mormon Trail (12-7) Friday, with a 26-11 second quarter creating a 46-19 halftime lead. The Saints outscored the Hawks by seven points in the second half, but it was far too little to make up the difference.
Trevor Simmons led all scorers with 17 points, with Walker Deputy adding 16 points, Dylan Backe 15 points and Worth Henry 13. Cody Peters added six points, Brody Nardini four, Collin Nardini three, and Carter Moran two.
Backe had five rebounds, five assists, and six steals, with Henry adding five steals. Deputy had six caroms, Simmons and Peters five apiece, and Brody Nardini tallied five assists.
Remington Newton had 16 points, Triton Gwinn 15, and Wrigley Shanks 13 for the Saints.
W-G held only a 25-20 lead at the break over Central Decatur (12-7) Thursday, but managed to increase their advantage to 38-29 entering the final period.
Backe led all players with 17 points. W-G received nine points from Brody Nardini, seven from Henry, five from Simmons, and three apiece from Deputy, Peters, and Moran.
Brody Nardini had seven rebounds and three steals, Backe five boards and three thefts, Henry five caroms and Simmons five steals.
Cauy Masters had 14 points for the Cardinals, who sank only 5-of-24 3-pointers.