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GOESSEL: Girls' basketball

Sports writer

In the Saturday game at the Goessel gym, the Goessel High School girls’ basketball team went cold from the field and the free-throw line in the second half.

 Burrton took advantage of the shooting slump by sneaking away with a 25-21 victory.

With the score tied at 13 by halftime, the teams went scoreless the first five minutes of the third quarter.

 Although both teams put up shots from close range, nothing would drop and the third quarter ended all square at 15.

Burrton scratched out a five-point lead and Goessel (2-2) got as close as two points before the game ended with Burrton winning the first-place trophy in the Bluebird Classic.

Scoring for the Bluebirds on Saturday were Kendra Flaming seven, Karis Janzen six, Shanna Klassen four, Aspen Frey two, and Karina Harvey two.

The Bluebirds defeated Elyria Christian Dec. 9 in the opening-round, 45-16.

Goessel jumped out to a 15-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and then had another 16 points in the fourth quarter to blow open the game.

Flaming had a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds.

Frey and Janzen added seven points each, Klassen dropped in five, and Harvey scored four. 

Kaley Brown, Jessica Goertzen, and Isabel Tamoj each scored two points.

The Bluebirds found the going even easier Friday than the game before as Goessel defeated Veritas Christian High School, 64-10.

 All 12 Goessel girls scored in the contest as the starters were removed from the game for the fourth quarter.

 Frey led the Bluebirds with 11 points followed closely by Flaming and Janzen with 10 points each.

 Harvey and Tamoj each scored six points, Goertzen, Brown, and Justine Plenert each dropped in four, Michelle Unruh scored three, and Klassen, Jamie Spoonemore, and Jennifer Van Horn each scored two points in the victory.

Goessel will be at Argonia Friday for the first away game of the season and then break for the holidays. 

Last modified Dec. 17, 2008

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