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GOESSEL: Boys' basketball

GHS takes home classic championship

Sports writer

The Goessel High School boys’ basketball team upped its win-total to four this past week, by taking all three games in the Bluebird Classic. 

Saturday’s game against the Burrton Chargers saw the lead change four times, with Kendall Voth converting a traditional three-point play on his way to a team-high 16 points.

 Voth’s basket and free throw gave the Bluebirds a 10-7 lead, and Goessel would never trail again. 

The Bluebirds (4-0) went on an 11-0 run late in the third period to break open the game, and emptied the benches for younger players. Goessel won by a score of 55-41.

Three Bluebirds were in double-figures with Voth’s 16, Nikko Herman’s 12, and Travis Fensky’s 10 points.

 Aaron Reimer ended the night with six points, Craig Banman scored five, and Isaac Fast, Chad Wedel, and Corey Buller each had two points.

Weston Hiebert pulled down 12 rebounds.

In a Dec. 9 match-up with Elyria Christian, Goessel was led in scoring by Banman, who had 15 points. Herman and Voth each added 10.

 Goessel out-scored Elyria Christian in every quarter, en route to a 57-23 victory.

 Other players who got into the scorebooks for the Bluebirds were Wedel and Hayden Goerzen with six each, Reimer five, Weston Hiebert three, and Neal Brubaker two points.

Friday night’s game was a close contest against Veritas Christian High School of Lawrence.

 Veritas grabbed a 14-10 lead in the first quarter but 10 straight points by the Bluebirds gave them the lead, 20-14, early in the second period.

 The Bluebirds fast-paced game stretched the lead to 50-35 late in the third period. 

However, the Eagles outscored the Bluebirds 11-0 to get within four points with 4:33 left in the game.

Goessel hit enough free throws in the fourth quarter to build the lead to 13 points by the end of the game to win by a score of 61-48.

Banman ended the night with 18 points, followed by Voth with 12, and Fensky and Herman each with 10 points.

Reimer scored six, Fast knocked in a three-pointer, and Wedel scored two points.

Hiebert led the team with five rebounds, three steals, and two charges taken.

Goessel will be at Argonia Friday and then enter the holiday break.

Last modified Dec. 17, 2008

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