WOODWARD — A visit from West Central Valley was just what Woodward-Granger needed, as the host boys and girls each posted their first wins of the season.
W-G (1-4, 1-2) was a 51-41 winner over WCV (2-2, 1-2) in the girls game, with the Hawks (1-3, 1-1) ripping the Wildcats (1-4, 0-3), 72-31, in the nightcap. The W-G boys were also in action Thursday, dropping a 52-41 WCAC contest to host Pleasantville.
The Hawk girls turned a 26-21 halftime lead into a 41-26 edge after three frames. The 15-5 spurt in favor of the hosts in the third quarter helped offset a 15-10 push by the Wildcats in the final frame to preserve the win.
Grace Deputy was a force for the Hawks, pouring in a career-best 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting while completing the double-double by yanking down 13 rebounds.
Darby Nixon had nine points, Jenna Achenbach eight, Ava Petersen six and Rian Jamison five. Achenbach had nine boards and Petersen six assists and six steals, with Nixon hitting two 3-pointers and Petersen, Jamison, and Achenbach one each.
Madelyn Jaeger had three treys and scored 19 points for WCV, with Presley Pivonka adding 12 points. Cathy Marlow had six points, with two each from Kinzie Alt and Isabella Munoz completing the scoring.
The nightcap was never in doubt, with W-G opening an 18-8 first quarter lead, a margin which swelled to 46-15 at the break.
Walker Deputy hit 6-of-9 two-point shots, 2-of-5 3-pointers and 4-of-5 free throws to lead W-G with 22 points, a career high. He added 11 rebounds and four assists.
Brody Nardini tallied 14 points, Worth Henry nine and Coby Peters and Trevor Simmons eight apiece. Six points from Carter Moran and five from Collin Nardini capped the offense.
Simmons had eight rebounds, and Peters and Henry six each while Brody Nardini had five caroms. Peters provided five blocks and three assists, with Moran also having three assists.
Carson Powell had 11 points and Hunter Keller nine to guide WCV.
Pleasantville opened a 16-10 lead after one frame Thursday, leading visiting W-G 29-23 at the break. The Trojans led, 43-33, when the third quarter ended, then held on for the win.
Henry led W-G with 12 points, with Deputy adding nine. Moran and Brody Nardini each scored seven points, with Collin Nardini tallying three points, Peters two, and Simmons one.
Brody Nardini had five steals and Moran four assists, with Henry and Deputy each sinking two 3-pointers, with Moran and each Nardini landing single triples.
Mason Scheve led the hosts with 25 points.
W-G visits Interstate-35 Tuesday and hosts Ogden Friday. The visit from the Bulldogs will be the final pre-holiday action for the Hawk girls, but the boys will travel to Collins-Maxwell Dec. 22 their last game before the break.