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GOESSEL BASKETBALL: Girls

Sports writer

The Goessel High School girls’ basketball team lost a 34-32 game to Brookville Feb. 17, and dropped one against Canton-Galva, 43-32, this past week.

The Bluebirds went into a scoring slump Feb. 17 in the second quarter at Brookville.

After trailing 10-8, at the end of one quarter, Goessel would only get three points in the second period and found themselves behind, 19-11, at halftime.

In battle-back mode, Goessel went on a 9-1 run, getting as close as 27-26 with four minutes, 10 seconds to play in the game.

However, the Bluebirds would not score again until the final 20 seconds when Kendra Flaming hit two three-pointers to make the final score 34-32.

Flaming led the team with 15 points, followed by Aspen Frey with seven, Karis Janzen and Jessica Goertzen four, and Karina Harvey two.

Canton-Galva

The Goessel girls played at Canton Friday and lost another hard fought battle.

The final game of the regular season for the Bluebirds began with the Eagles slowly building leads that Goessel would erase.

Goessel trailed, 7-3, early in the game but tied the contest at 10.

The Eagles led at halftime, 21-16, and in the third quarter by as much as 27-19.

Baskets by Kaley Brown, Flaming, and Frey got the Bluebirds to within 27-26.

Canton-Galva would build the lead to seven points again in the fourth quarter, taking advantage of Bluebird turnovers.

In the final two minutes of the game only Janzen would get a ball in the basket as the Eagles converted late-game free throws for a final deficit of 11.

Flaming led all scorers with 15 points, Janzen added six, Frey and Harvey dropped in four each, Brown two, and Isabel Tamoj one.

The Goessel girls end the regular season with a league record of 1-10 and an overall record of 6-14.

The Bluebirds were the number five seed in the 1A regional tournament and played play their first round game Monday at Hope.

Last modified Feb. 26, 2009

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