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Goessel basketball splits games

Staff writer

The weather outside was frightful and the field goal percentage for the Bluebird girls was also frigid during Thursday’s makeup game.

Goessel girls lost to Canton-Galva for the third time this year, this time 43-26.

The Bluebirds only scored two points the first quarter and four points the second quarter as the Eagles led 19-6 at half-time. Canton-Galva took command in the third quarter with a 30-11 lead.

The Bluebirds scored 15 points in the fourth quarter, but it was too late.

The Bluebirds shot a woeful 22% from the field against the Eagles.

Scoring for the Bluebirds: Bethany Herrel 7, Porclein Unruh 6, Riley Graber 5, Elizabeth Alderfer 4 and 2 points each for Lyna McCombs and Kaleigh Guhr.

In Friday’s game against Herington, Goessel trailed 5-6 at the end of the first quarter.

The Bluebirds grabbed a short-lived lead 11-8 in the second quarter, but Herington went into the half-time break ahead, 20-16.

A cold third quarter doomed the Bluebird’s chances, trailing 33-20. For the second game in a row, Goessel scored 15 points in the fourth quarter, but could never get closer than nine points, losing by a final score 44-35. Elizabeth Schmucker knocked in 11 points, Porclein Unruh 11, Riley Graber 5, Sarah Spurlin 2, Elizabeth Alderfer 2, Bethany Herrel 2, and Lyna McCombs 2.

The Bluebird girls are 2-6 in Wheat State League games and 3-14 overall.

Goessel boys

The Goessel boys trailed Canton-Galva for most of three periods.

The Bluebirds fought their way to tie the game at 11 at the end of one period.

Goessel fell behind 27-23 at half-time, but again tied the game at the end of three quarters 37-37.

The defense played a big role in the fourth quarter as the Bluebirds pulled ahead for good, winning 49-42. Goessel recorded 15 steals in the game shooting 35% from the field.

During Friday’s homecoming game Friday, Goessel hit three three-pointers to open the scoring for the Bluebirds, but the score was 9-8 as Herington kept pace with the Bluebirds. Goessel led at the end of the first quarter 19-13.

The Bluebirds put the game out of reach with a 15-2 run to start the second quarter and led 38-18 at halftime.

The Railers scored the first five points of the third period, but the taller Bluebirds scored 11 consecutive points.
Jerah Schmidt hit two three-pointers sandwiched around a Dylan Lindeman three, and the running clock began with 5:20 to play in the game. Goessel finished the game with a 60-33 win.

Dylan Lindeman was recognized after the game for having reached the 1,000 point total in his career.

Scoring against Herington: Lindeman 23 (season High), Hagewood 11, Skyler Wuest 10, Schmidt 8, Nathaniel Zogleman 6, and Dawson Stutzman 2.

The Goessel boys are now 7-1 in the Wheat State League and 12-5 overall. Goessel will host Rural Vista on Monday and be at Wichita Classical and at Berean this week.

Regional tournaments begin for Class 1A the following week, with Goessel hosting.

Last modified Feb. 19, 2020

 

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