W-G cagers split WCAC set Tuesday

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Grace Deputy passes to Woodward-Granger teammate Makenzie Dresback during their WCAC battle Jan. 12. Photo courtesy Vallerie Storesund.

STUART — Woodward-Granger and West Central Valley each one once Tuesday in their WCAC set, with WCV winning the girls game, 47-29, while the W-G boys prevailed, 76-35, in the nightcap.

W-G (5-8, 4-5) held a 16-13 lead after the first quarter of their game, then outscored their hosts, 27-0, in the second period to all but cement the eventual outcome. The Hawks finished with a 36-15 edge in rebounding.

Worth Henry and Brody Nardini each had 14 points for W-G, with Coby Peters adding 13 points, Carter Moran 11, and Dylan Backe 10. Trevor Simons tallied nine points and Walker Deputy three, with Bryan Jesse scoring two points, his first points in varsity action.

Moran had a strong outing, grabbing seven rebounds while making four assists and steals, with Peters pulling down seven boards. Simons had seven caroms, three assists, three steals and a blocked shot, with Backe tallying five assists and nine steals, Nardini six rebounds and Henry four assists.

WCV (2-13, 0-10) received 12 points from Grant Caltrider and eight from Hunter Keller, with Nate Gerling scoring seven points, Landon Osberg five and Carson Powell three.

W-G had scored a 72-31 win over WCV in Woodward, Dec. 11, in boys play, with the Hawk girls a 51-41 winner on that date.

The Wildcats (7-8, 3-6) avenged the loss in large part due to the strong play of Madelyn Jaeger, who poured in 25 points. Isabella Munoz and Cathy Marlow each had 10 points and Presley Privonka had two points.

WCV scored 12 points in the first quarter and 17 in the second while limiting W-G (3-10, 3-7) to just three points in each of the first two frames.

Makenzie Dresback and Jenna Achenbach scored eight points apiece for the guests, with Grace Deputy adding four points and Rian Jamison three. Darby Nixon, Ava Petersen, and Faith Kuehl had two points apiece to close the scoring for the Hawks.

Deputy cleared 10 rebounds and Jamison six, with Nixon making four steals.

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