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Bluebird girls go cold in losses

Contributing writer

The Goessel High School girls’ basketball team only managed to average 20 percent shooting from the field and lost two league games.

On Jan. 31, Little River dominated the first half, holding the Bluebirds to 3 and 4 points respectively in the first two quarters. Johanna Hoffman got the Bluebirds started with a 3-pointer, but the Redskins led at halftime, 23-7.

In the third quarter, Jessica Harvey scored 4 points and Aimee Flaming connected on a 16-foot shot, but Little River continued to roll as the quarter ended with the Redskins ahead, 45-13. With a running clock in the fourth period, Harvey scored from short distance. Erin Brubaker threw accurate passes which allowed Alex Hiebert and Harvey to each tally 2 more points. Little River won the contest, 49-19.

Leading the way in the scoring column was Harvey with 10 points; Hoffman, 3; Hiebert, 2; Flaming, 2; and D’Ambra Kruger, 2.

On Friday night, Goessel’s offense just could not get anything consistent going. Hoffman hit a 3-pointer, but it would be the only score in the first quarter. In the second period, Goessel got as close as 3 points when Kruger and Hoffman scored getting the score to 8-11, but Centre played solid and led at halftime, 21-13.

The Cougars scored the first 7 points of the second half and took a commanding 28-13 lead. Goessel managed to score 5 points in the quarter to cut into the lead, 30-18. Again the Cougars took advantage of Goessel mistakes and sealed the game with 15 points in the fourth period to win by a final score of 45-24.

For the Bluebirds, Hoffman scored 11, and Kruger put in 9 points with 9 rebounds. Hiebert made 2 points; Harvey, 1; and Ali Buller, 1.

The Goessel girls are now 1-5 in league play and 3-12 overall.

Last modified Feb. 9, 2012

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