Goessel boys finished in sixth place in the Burrton Tournament with three close games.
Goessel trailed by 11 points at the end of the first quarter Thursday in a game with Central Christian. By half time Goessel was behind by one point and it was a close battle to the end of the game with the Bluebirds winning 53-52.
Wiens dropped in 17 points with Schmidt knocking down 12.
Saturday, Goessel played Burrton.
the lead changed hands ten times. Goessel led at half-time 22-21 and opened the third quarter on 6-point run. The Bluebirds led 30-28 at the end of three quarters, but from there Burrton hung on to win 42-40. Wiens led the team with 17 points.
In the opening round, the Bluebirds lost in overtime to Little River 47-45. Zach Wiens scored 27 points and had 10 rebounds.
Wiens was selected to the all-tournament team for the second year in a row.
The Goessel girls dropped their first game of the season, losing 42-37 to Moundridge on Friday.
Moundridge came out with quick ball movement and accurate shooting to jump out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter. Moundridge dropped in five points to start the third quarter and celebrated a 35-14 lead.
Goessel rallied, as Olivia Duerksen caught a deflected pass and put it in for a basket, Page Hiebert scored three points, and Eden Hiebert swished a 3-pointer, as the Bluebirds cut the 21-point deficit to 7 points. 40-36. However, Moundridge held on for the 42-37 win.
Page Hiebert ended with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Goessel is now 9-1 for the season. They played in the opening round of the Berean Tournament on Tuesday, with additional games Thursday and Saturday.