Aaron Reimer tallies 22 points and 21 rebounds
The Bluebird boys dominated Friday’s basketball game in a 63-30 win against the smaller Argonia Red Raiders.
GHS senior Aaron Reimer gathered 21 rebounds for the game to go along with his 22 points.
The Red Raiders had no answer, as Reimer used his body well in getting position around the basket.
As a team, Goessel out-rebounded the visitors, 50-20, and Argonia only shot 21 percent from the field to complicate their chances for a win.
It was a game of scoring bursts for the Bluebirds. In the first quarter, with a 4-2 lead, Goessel scored seven straight points on hustle plays and their dominance on the glass. Goessel led 13-4 at the end of one quarter.
Nine straight points from Reimer and Weston Hiebert to begin the second quarter gave the Bluebirds a 22-4 advantage. When Chad Wedel sank a 3-pointer, the Bluebirds enjoyed a 27-7 lead half way through the second quarter.
The Red Raiders hit two 3-pointers around two Bryant Miller free throws. Isaac Fast answered with a Goessel 3-pointer and the Bluebirds led, 36-15, at halftime.
In the third quarter, Braden Unruh scored all seven of his points, with four from Reimer and four from Hiebert.
The “running clock” rule came into play at the 6 minute, 40 second mark in the fourth quarter as Goessel went ahead 53-23.
Goessel’s defense intercepted passes and their rebounding advantage continued to grow through the end of the game.
The Bluebirds won 63-30.
Scoring for the Bluebirds were Reimer with 22, Hiebert 12, Unruh and Fast each had 7, Wedel canned 5, Hayden Goerzen hit 4, Neal Brubaker hit a 3-pointer, Miller 2, and Cameron Stultz scored 1 point.
The Goessel boys are now 4-1 for the season as they go into the Christmas break.
The Heart of America League games begin Jan. 5 with a game at Hutchinson Trinity and then a match at Sedgwick the following Friday.