Friday’s game demonstrated the difference between two halves as the Goessel boys lost at Remington, 60-51.
Goessel began to pull away midway through the first period. Sophomore Corey Buller ended the quarter scoring 6 points in a row, leading the Bluebirds to a 13-5 lead.
In the second period, Goessel defense kept the Broncos’ scoring at a minimum. The Bluebirds fluttered to the locker room at halftime with a 28-13 lead.
Remington began cutting into the Goessel lead in the third period, which ended with Goessel clinging to a 36-34 lead.
Remington continued to score. The Broncos opened up a 53-46 lead. Remington hit four free throws and a layup to end the game, 60-51.
Scoring for Goessel was Buller with a season high 17 points, Weston Hiebert hit double digits with 13 points, Braden Unruh had 7, Aaron Reimer 5, Neal Brubaker and Miller 3 points each, Hayden Goerzen 2 points, and Chad Wedel scored 1 point. The Goessel boys will try to end their losing streak with three games this week.
Against state-ranked Moundridge Feb. 9, Goessel jumped out to a 7-0 lead.
The Bluebirds trailed 22-19 at the end of one quarter. Aaron Reimer scored 9 points in a row for the Bluebirds in the last 5 minutes of the second period to give the Bluebirds a 32-29 lead. However, the Wildcats would score the last 8 points of the quarter to go into halftime with a 37-32 advantage.
After trailing by 7 at the end of the third period, Hayden Goerzen hit a 3-pointer and Corey Buller knocked in a basket to get as close as 45-50.
Moundridge won by a final score of 66-56.
Scoring for the Bluebirds were Reimer with 21 points, Buller 9, Braden Unruh 8, Goerzen 5, Isaac Fast and Neal Brubaker 3 each, Trey Schmidt, Weston Hiebert, and Bryant Miller each with 2, and Chad Wedel 1.