The Goessel High School girls’ basketball team posted a five-point loss Jan. 13 at Peabody-Burns, but secured a six-point victory Friday at Bennington.
The Bluebirds only scored four points in the first quarter against Peabody-Burns but regained a four-point lead, 12-8, midway through the second period.
Although trailing by two at half-time, the Bluebirds scored the first five points in the third quarter leading 19-16. The Warriors began hitting baskets in the fourth quarter and pulled away from the struggling Bluebird team. Peabody outscored Goessel, 7-2, in the final four minutes of the game.
Scoring for the Bluebirds include Kendra Flaming, a game-high 12 points, Aspen Frey nine, Karina Harvey three, Jessica Goertzen two, and Karis Janzen two points.
The Bennington game was the Bluebirds first league victory of the season.
The Bluebirds experienced a scoring slump in the second period — only getting two points.
However, jumping out to an early lead and playing decent third and fourth quarters allowed the Bluebirds to gain the advantage on the Bulldogs.
Goessel went on an 8-2 run late in the third quarter to take a seven-point lead.
Bennington cut the lead to three points with less than five minutes to play, but Goessel hit 3-of-4 free throws in the final minute to preserve the victory.
Flaming led all scorers with 13 points, and Janzen registered eight.
Harvey and Frey each had four points while Goertzen scored one.
The Bluebirds broke a five-game losing streak and now have a 1-3 league record and 3-6 overall record.
The girls will have one game this week, Friday at Little River.