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Goessel girls keep rolling

Staff writer

With two more Wheat State League games remaining, the Bluebirds remain undefeated at 7-0, adding wins over Little River and Centre to their unblemished mark.

The Bluebirds spoiled Centre’s homecoming Friday by scoring 16 unanswered first-quarter points to take a 19-8 lead. The Cougars got as close as 23-18, but after a Bluebird time-out, Abby Hannon connected on a long ball and Brittney Hiebert controlled the baseline as Goessel took a 32-20 lead at halftime.

Goessel enlarged its lead in the third period as Hannon hit another 3-pointer and Eden Hiebert stole a Cougar pass and raced in for a lay-up. Leah Booton connected on mid-range jumper before Hannon launched her fourth trey of the game. Goessel led 52-34 at the end of the third period. Centre only scored just 2 points in the fourth quarter as Brittney Hiebert continued seemingly scoring at will from the baseline enroute to a career-high 25 points. Goessel won the contest 71-36.

In addition to Brittney Hiebert’s 25, Eden Hiebert and Hannon each hit for 12.

The Bluebirds beat Little River on Tuesday 55-34. Three Bluebirds reached double digits with Eden Hiebert scoring 19, Brittney Hiebert, 12, and Booton, 10.

Boys

Dylan Lindeman sparkled with 17 first-half points in Goessel’s league matchup at Centre, but the shine didn’t last.

Centre’s scrappy defense caused 18 Bluebird turnovers as the home team led 22-10 at the end of the first quarter. The Cougars attempted to blow the game open, but Jordan Griffin ended the half with two free throws and Jerah Schmidt beat the buzzer with a basket as Goessel trailed 36-23 at halftime. By the end of the third quarter, Centre had a commanding 24-point lead and the Bluebirds were unable to get a rally going. Centre won 71-50.

Scoring for the Bluebirds were Lindeman with 20 and Griffin 12. Jacob Hagewood had a season-high 8 points.

Goessel lost on Tuesday at Little River 59-33. Griffin scored 12 and Lindeman 11.

The Goessel boys, 1-6 in league play and 2-12 overall, had league games scheduled this week against Herington and Peabody-Burns.

Last modified Feb. 8, 2018

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