The Goessel High School boys forced Trinity into 24 turnovers Jan. 5, but the Bluebirds could not get their offense going and lost a league battle to the highly ranked Celtics. The Bluebirds were forced to speed up their game to try to offset the aggressive half-court defense of the Celtics.
Making only 10 field goals and hitting only four of 10 free throws spelled doom for the visitors.
It was the general consensus that even though the Bluebirds couldn’t get their offense going, their defense played well against a formidable team.
The final score was 37-25.
Scoring against Trinity: Corey Buller 5, Aaron Reimer 5, Chad Wedel 5, Isaac Fast 4, Trey Schmidt 4, and Braden Unruh 2.
Friday night’s game at Sedgwick started out fairly well, but again the offense sputtered in the second half and the Bluebirds fell to their second league loss of the week, 41-27.
In a low-scoring first half, Goessel led at the break, 10-8. The Bluebirds jumped out to a 17-11 lead, but then the offense died.
The Cardinals outscored the Bluebirds, 30-2, during a stretch of several minutes with aggressive defense aiding their efforts.
The Bluebirds scored the last six points of the game but it was too late to make a difference.
Bryant Miller led the team with seven points going 3-for-3 from the free-throw line. Weston Hiebert dropped in six points and dished out three assists to go along with four rebounds. Corey Buller finished with five points, Reimer with four, Fast hit a 3-pointer and Schmidt scored two points in the loss.
The boys are now 4-3 overall and 0-2 in league play.
Goessel will play Bennington Friday, homecoming night.