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Goessel girls get big comeback win

Staff writer

Down 19 points at half-time, the Bluebirds sprinted for points on fast-breaks to get back into the game with Berean on Tuesday night. Goessel held Berean to only two points in the fourth quarter and eked out a 40-37 win in the last regular season game of this season.

Berean held a 27-8 lead at halftime. In the third period, the race was on. Layup after layup allowed the Bluebirds to chip away at the Warriors lead. Goessel trailed 35-30 at the end of three quarters. Aleena Cook tied the game 35-35 with two free throws, then Makayla King hit two more charities to tie again at 37-37. Eden Hiebert hit a basket for a 39-37 lead with two minutes to play. Goessel got a steal with 1 minute, 13 seconds to play and consumed nearly a minute, before Berean would foul. Cook hit one free throw for a 3 point lead, and Berean’s final trey attempt for the tie wasn’t close.

Page Hiebert led the Bluebirds with 16 points, Eden Hiebert had 9, and Cook scored 7. Canton-Galva

The Goessel girls took an early lead at Canton-Galva on Friday and stayed in command to capture a 53-41 win.

The Eagles scored first and the lead changed several times, but a balanced attack from the Bluebirds gave Goessel a 21-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Canton-Galva whittled the deficit to 7, but with scoring from Cook, Eden Hiebert, and Page Hiebert, the Bluebirds pushed their lead to 32-20 by halftime.

Page Hiebert kept scoring in the third period. Goessel stretched its lead with a basket by Makayla King and another Cook layup.

Goessel led by as many as 18 in the fourth quarter.

Page Hiebert finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Eden Hiebert hit a season-high 12 points, and Cook finished in double digits with 10.

Goessel finishes the season with a 17-3 record. Sub-state tournament games will be at Flint Hills High School. The Bluebird girls will likely draw a bye and play on Thursday.

Last modified Feb. 26, 2015

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