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Four Bluebirds hit double-digits in girls' win

Staff writer

It was a mix of red-hot and ice-cold shooting for Goessel on Friday as the Bluebirds split games with Canton-Galva.

Four Bluebirds scored in double-digits in the girls game as Goessel moved to 17-2 on the season with a 63-41 win.

Much of that production came as a result of tenacious Goessel defense, as the Bluebirds accumulated 19 steals.

The Bluebirds enjoyed an early 12-4 lead, but the Eagles got back within 4 points early in the second quarter. Goessel burst to a 10-2 run to take a 24-12 lead, however Canton-Galva answered with 9 consecutive points to trail 24-21.

The Bluebirds controlled the game from that point on, leading at the end of three quarters 44-27. Also adding to the success of the Bluebirds was 84 percent shooting from the free-throw line.

Alicen Meysing scored a season-high 18 points, Aleena Cook scored 15, including 9-of-9 from the charity stripe, Page Hiebert powered in 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Eden Hiebert laid in 11 points and 10 steals.

From a season-high 71 points in its previous game against Udall, Goessel sputtered to a season-low output in a 36-29 loss to Canton-Galva.

The Bluebirds opened the game cold, scoring just 7 points in 12 minutes. But three 3-pointers later, the Bluebirds held a 16-15 halftime lead. Drew Lindeman hit two long shots and Rhett Makovec added one to complement the inside game of Zach Wiens.

In the third period, it looked like the Bluebirds had things under control, leading 24-18, but the Eagles slowly chipped away at the deficit and took a 26-25 lead at the end of three quarters. The Bluebirds struggled from the field in the fourth quarter, scoring just one field goal, as the Eagles wound up with a 36-29 win.

The Bluebirds shot a chilly 21 percent from the field, as Wiens led the scoring with 12 points. Lindeman added.

Goessel closed out the regular season Tuesday at Berean Academy.

Last modified Feb. 25, 2016

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