In two non-league games, the Goessel girls went from hot to cold in the same week. On Feb. 18, the Bluebirds traveled to Udall and played stellar defense to coast to a 42-31 win.
The Bluebirds got points from Erin Brubaker and Alicen Meysing to go up 5-0. However, the Eagles made a 16-2 run in the rest of the first quarter to take a 16-7 lead.
Coming out of the huddle beginning the second quarter, Goessel got scoring from five different players as Aleena Cook, Makayla King, Jennifer Meysing, and Alicen Meysing were able to tie the game at 16. Udall scored twice to take a 21-16 lead into halftime.
The Bluebird defense only allowed two points in the third period and confidence began to build as Goessel scored 12 points in the quarter. Cook hit seven of her 15 points in the quarter and Goessel closed the third period with a score from Anna Wiens to lead 28-23. In the fourth period, Udall missed nine free throws which helped the Bluebirds maintain a six-point lead for most of the quarter. Goessel won this contest 42-31.
Cook, 15; Makayla King, 5 (and 3 steals); Page Hiebert, 5 (and 11 rebounds); Alicen Meysing, 5; Brubaker, 3; Chelsea Stika, 3; Anna Wiens, 2; Olivia Duerksen, 2; and Jennifer Meysing, 2.
On Friday, the girls went cold from the field, only hitting six field goals for the whole game. Canton Galva led 13-0 at the end of the first quarter. Although Goessel would cut the deficit to nine points, the Bluebirds could never gain enough ground to make a comeback. Canton-Galva won the game at Goessel 40-19.
Brubaker, 7; Hiebert, 4; Jennifer Meysing, 3; Alicen Meysing, 3; and Duerksen, 2 (and 9 rebounds).
The Goessel girls had a record of 7-11 before finishing the regular season Tuesday at Berean Academy.