Goessel girls miss first win by a point
Boys can’t come back from mediocre first half
The Goessel girls’ basketball team travelled to Inman for the first game of the season. The Bluebirds’ seniors contributed 31 points, but scoreboard had Goessel on the narrow short end of a 35-34 loss.
Goessel trailed by 7 points at the end of the first quarter and fell behind even further by halftime, 22-13. The Bluebirds struggled from the field, but began to turn things around in the second half. A surge of Bluebird points in the third quarter cut into the Teutons lead, and Goessel trailed 29-25. The Bluebirds tied the game in the fourth quarter, only to fall behind again. With less than 2 minutes to play, Goessel’s team effort allowed the Bluebirds to get within one basket, but Inman escaped the attack with a 35-34 win.
Eden Hiebert led Goessel with 12 points, Brittney Hiebert added 8 and collected 7 rebounds, and Abby Hannon hit for 7.
The girls opened play Tuesday in the Bluebird Classic, and will continue the home tournament with a game at 7 p.m. Friday. Saturday’s opponent and game time have yet to be determined.
Although the second half was quite even, a scoreless first quarter and poor first half doomed Goessel in a 49-24 loss.
The Bluebirds trailed 12-0 after the first quarter, and scored just 4 points in the second as Inman took a commanding 27-4 lead into halftime. Goessel began to warm up in the third quarter, scoring 12 points, but still trailed the Teutons 42-16. The game ended with a final score of 49-24.
First game jitters showed up with Goessel hitting just 16 percent of its field goals.
Jordan Griffin led the team with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Dylan Lindeman scored 5 points.
Goessel played Tuesday at home in the Bluebird Classic, and will be back on the home hardwoods at 8 p.m. Friday. Results of these two games will determine the time and opponent for Saturday’s contest.
Last modified Dec. 7, 2017