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Goessel boys defeat Pretty Prairie

Staff writer

The Goessel boys used good team effort Friday to grab the lead and hold on to it in a 49-39 home win over Pretty Prairie.

The Bluebirds opened up a 13-6 lead in the first quarter, and battled to maintain the advantage in the second.

Rhett Makovec opened the period with a 3-pointer, Zach Wiens hit for 6 points, and Chase Flaming dropped in a jumper to keep the Bluebirds in the lead 24-18 at halftime.

Five players scored for Goessel in the third period. Even though the Bluebirds missed 8 free throws, shooting woes plagued the Bulldogs, as Goessel extended its lead to 38-23.

Josh Schmidt and Matt Regier played tough defense, and Drew Lindeman, Jordan Griffin, and Wiens controlled the boards.

Another Makovec 3-pointer put the Bluebirds up by 19 points, 48-29.

Goessel turnovers in the last 3 minutes of the game allowed the Bulldogs to cut the deficit, but the Bluebirds were never seriously threatened as the game ended with a 49-39 Goessel win.

Balanced scoring for the Bluebirds found Wiens with 15, Makovec 12, Griffin 9, and Flaming 8.

Last modified Jan. 13, 2016

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