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GOESSEL BASKETBALL: Girls

Sports writer

A scrappy defensive team from Berean Academy left Goessel High School Feb. 3 with a 47-40 victory. 

Goessel trailed by three points at halftime, but the Warrior defense held the Goessel girls to only six points in the third period and led by as many as 17 late in the quarter.

GHS rallied with 11 straight points, but the Warriors finished the game maintaining a six-to-eight-point lead for the final five minutes of the game. 

Kendra Flaming led the Bluebirds with 16 points. Karis Janzen knocked in 10 points, Karina Harvey finished the game with seven points and three assists, Isabel Tamoj put in four points, and Aspen Frey connected on three free throws.

Another third quarter with only two points haunted the Goessel girls Friday against Inman. 

The Bluebirds trailed at halftime by only four points, but Inman began to get high percentage shots from close range and stretched its lead to 15, with six minutes to play in the game.

 Jessica Goertzen hit a free throw and Flaming knocked in two three-pointers followed by a jump shot by Frey, to move Goessel within nine, with less than three minutes to play. 

Flaming hit another jumper and Goertzen put back a rebound, but Inman matched the Bluebirds bucket-for-bucket late in the game. 

Inman won by a final score of 50-39.

Flaming ended the game with 18 points, followed by Goertzen with a season-high seven.

Frey also had seven, Janzen knocked in five, and Harvey ended with two points.

 The Bluebirds have two league games this week starting Tuesday with a road game at Moundridge. Results were not available by press time.

GHS will play Thursday at Flint Hills and Friday at home against Remington.

 Goessel ended the week with a league record of 1-6 and are 5-10 overall. 

All-tournament team

Goessel coaches announced that Kendra Flaming and Aspen Frey were selected to the Jan. 31 Berean Academy all-tournament team. 

Flaming averaged 11.3 points per game and Frey seven during the three-game tournament.

Last modified Feb. 11, 2009

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