W-G cagers host Greene County, Panorama

W-G guard Ava Petersen looks to pass against the defense of Panorama's Payton Beckman during their WCAC tilt Jan 12. Photo courtesy Vallerie Storesund.

WOODWARD — Greene County came to Woodward Monday and surprised the hosts with a sweep in a non-conference boys/girls hoops set. The Hawks also dropped a set against WCAC foe Panorama Jan. 12.

The W-G boys held a 30-28 lead Monday at the half over Greene County, but the Rams responded to grab a 47-43 advantage after three frames before holding on for the win.

Worth Henry had 12 points and Walker Deputy 11 for W-G (4-8), with Trevor Simmons adding 10 points. Brody Nardini and Carter Moran had seven points apiece and Coby Peters and Dylan Backe six points each.

Simmons had six rebounds and seven assists, with Deputy grabbing five boards while Backe distributed six assists.

Bryce Stalder led the Rams with 29 points, with Richard Daugherty adding 20 points.

The Hawk girls led the Rams, 18-14, at the intermission, and led, 24-23, as the fourth quarter began. Greene County used a long scoring run over the end of the third and start of the fourth frame to pull away, outscoring the hosts, 16-8, in the final period to snatch the win.

Brianna Habben had 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Rams, with Natalie Heupal adding nine points.

Darby Nixon led W-G with a career-high 19 points. Additional W-G information was not available.

The Hawks ran into a pair of tough Panorama teams Jan. 12, with the Panther boys winning, 67-63, while the visitors were 72-25 victors in the opener.

The hosts outscored their guests, 34-26, in the second half, but that margin was not enough to erase a 41-29 deficit at the break. The win lifted Panorama to 9-1.

Henry had 18 points for W-G, with Backe adding 14 points and Nardini 12. Deputy tallied nine points, Moran eight and Simmons two. Nardini had six boards, with Backe having six assists and five steals.

Ryan Klinge buried 5-of-7 3-pointers to lead the guests with 18 points, with Drew Taylor adding 12 points and Evan Taylor and Lucas Leiferman 11 each.

The Panther girls turned an early 23-10 lead into a 54-18 bulge at halftime. The guests finished with a 32-20 edge in rebounding, and committed just seven turnovers, as opposed to 26 by the Hawks.

Grace Deputy had 10 points and eight rebounds for W-G. Nixon had eight points, Rian Jamison three and Jenna Achenbach and Ava Petersen two apiece.

Payton Beckman exploded for 35 points for the Panthers, drilling 5-of-7 treys along the way.


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