Two Goessel girls ended last week with double-doubles as Alicen Meysing got hers against Rural Vista on Feb. 11 and Page Hiebert used Friday’s game to capture her stat.
Goessel managed to play the bigger Rural Vista girls close in the first quarter for three minutes. With the score tied at 6, the Heat scored eight points to Goessel’s two to take a six-point lead. Free throws from Hiebert and a basket from Anna Wiens cut the Rural Vista lead to 14-12.
The Bluebird defense was strong in the second period, allowing only six points, but Goessel still trailed 19-18 at halftime. The Bluebirds took the lead in the third period, as it was Erin Brubaker’s four points to end the quarter that gave the Bluebirds a 30-26 lead.
Aleena Cook hit a three-pointer and Makayla King scored to give Goessel a 35-28 lead. Baskets by Hiebert and Meysing prevented the Heat from gaining ground. The Bluebirds made just enough free throws to keep a five-point lead. Goessel ended this competitive game with a 45-38 win.
Hiebert, 15; Meysing, 11 (and 11 rebounds); Cook, 9; Brubaker, 4; King, 4; and Anna Wiens, 2.
On Thursday, Goessel faced Little River for the second time this season. The Bluebirds fell behind 8-0 and the first quarter ended with Goessel trailing 15-7. The Bluebirds showed some resilience, as they scored 13 points in the second quarter and got as close as 23-20 at halftime.
The Bluebirds only scored four points in the third period but still only trailed 30-24. However, turnovers haunted Goessel in the fourth period and Little River left the gym with a 40-27 win.
Hiebert, 9; Alyssa Booton, 6; Cook, 6; Meysing, 4; and Wiens, 2.
In the final Wheat State League game of the season on Friday, Goessel picked up another win with a 44-24 final score against Peabody-Burns.
The Bluebirds led 12-2 at the end of the first period. Goessel kept the Warriors off the boards on missed shots and converted points at the other end as Goessel finished the first half ahead 20-6.
Hiebert dominated the boards for the night and scored nine points in the third quarter as Goessel enjoyed a 31-15 lead. The Bluebirds coasted to a 44-24 win on the way to their third league win.
Hiebert, 22 (and 12 rebounds); Booton, 8; Meysin, 3; Chelsea Stika, 3; Wiens, 2; Cook, 2; and King, 2.
Goessel finished the season with a 3-4 League record. Overall the Goessel girls are 6-10, with a home game with Canton-Galva on Friday.