The Charter Oak-Ute girls and boys wrapped up their pre-Christmas schedule on Tuesday night with road victories at Woodbine.
In game one, Derek Dougherty’s CO-U club put together a nice second half en route to snapping a two-game losing streak with a 53-40 triumph.
In the nightcap, CO-U’s Hunter Clausen and Jesse Hupp posted double-doubles, as the Bobcats claimed their second consecutive win with a 59-27 victory over the host Tigers.
The CO-U girls got back on track after a poor shooting performance to start the game.
Sinking only 2-of-15 shots in the first quarter, CO-U went into halftime down by one at 20-19.
The Lady Bobcats then outscored the Tigers 18-6 in the third to take control and lead 37-26 going into the fourth.
Tori Nuzum paced CO-U with 17 points, adding three assists, two boards and one steal.
Caylie Boyle had a fine night with a double-double effort of 16 points and 10 boards.
Casey Carstens tossed in eight points with 10 boards. Taya Thomas had a nice all-around game with six points, four boards, four assists, two steals and one block.
HaiLee Dobernecker contributed four points and eight boards. Jennifer Stallons also had four points with MaKenzie Smith rounding out the scoring with two points.
"After our cold start, we stayed patient and were able to cut their lead to one point by the half," commented Dougherty.
"We took over at the start of the third and finished the game strong from there. We did a much better job of feeding our posts Boyle and Carstens down low in the second half and that was what helped us get the lead back and extend it," he added.
"It was a much-needed win team win going into the Christmas break," stated Dougherty, whose squad moved to 5-2 in the Rolling Valley Conference and 6-4 overall.
Trent Lally’s CO-U club will head into the Christmas break on a high note after Tuesday’s 32-point whitewash of Woobine.
The win moved the Bobcats to 3-3 in the RVC and 5-4 overall on the season.
Clausen scored 22 points and pulled down 11 boards, while Hupp added 21 points and 14 caroms for a CO-U team that picked up its fifth victory in six games.
Spencer Gress contributed seven points, six boards and four assists.
Luke Staley had four points and four boards.
Caleb Clemon tossed in three points with seven assists as well.
"The Bobcats had a great team effort tonight," Lally said. "We came into the game wanting to work on improving specific parts of our offense and defense and we did."
"Both teams started strong out of the gate, but it took us about three minutes to buckle down and start playing solid defense. We held them to only six points in the second and third quarters," Lally said.