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Bluebirds cruise against Solomon

Staff writer

Gorillas were no match for Bluebirds as the Goessel girls stayed perfect on the season with a 57-24 drubbing of Solomon on Friday.

The Bluebirds played a steady first half on offense, and the defense allowed Solomon just 2 points in the second quarter as Goessel held a 28-12 lead at half time. Brittney Hiebert totaled 13 points in the first half and Eden Hiebert tallied 11.

Solomon did not have an answer for the taller Bluebirds as Goessel marched to a 20-point lead at the end of three quarters. Goessel forced the Gorillas into 30 turnovers. With a commanding 49-23 lead, Coach Hoopes put in the reserves and the starters cheered from the bench as Stephany Meyer, Savanna Wuest and Maddi Smith all connected on baskets to finish a 57-24 win.

Brittney Hiebert led the scoring with 21 points. Eden Hiebert scored 14 points and collected 10 steals, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists.

The boys dug a hole too deep with frigid third quarter shooting and dropped the nightcap to the Gorillas 48-37.

Goessel was plagued with turnovers and cold shooting percentage in the first half, but was within 16-12 when Solomon scored 10 unanswered points to take a 26-12 lead. Goessel trailed 28-16 at the half.

The Bluebirds scored just 4 points in the third quarter, and trailed by 19 points with 2 minutes to play. With their backs to the wall, the Bluebirds put together a flurry of points. Senior Rhett Makovec scored 9 fourth quarter points and Carson Sterk added 3, as Goessel pulled back to within 11 points by the end of the game. The Bluebirds shot a disappointing 30 percent from the field.

Makovec led Goessel scoring with 13 points, Dylan Lindeman added 9, and Jordan Griffin scored 8 points and collected 9 rebounds.

Canton-Galva

Goessel girls defeated Canton-Galva on the Eagles’ home court Tuesday, 38-35.

Several weeks ago the Bluebirds beat the same team at home by 21. Turnovers plagued both teams as Goessel escaped the Eagle gym with a 3-point win.

Eden Hiebert tallied 14 and Jenn Meysing scored 9. Goessel girls remain undefeated at 8-0 and 4-0 in league games.

The boys won their first league game with a 39-33 victory. Goessel trailed early and remained behind 20-19 at halftime.

Goessel surpassed the Eagles in the second half, leading by as many at 10 points with 2 minutes to play. Canton Galva cut into the lead late, but the Bluebirds held on for the win.

Dylan Lindeman scored 17 and Rhett Makovec dropped in 11. The boys are 3-5 overall and 1-3 the in league.

Last modified Jan. 12, 2017

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