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GOESSEL: Goessel girls take third in Bluebird Classic

Balanced scoring allowed the Bluebirds to win Saturday, 38-23, against Burrton, taking third in their home tournament.

With a slim 5-4 lead, Goessel outscored Burrton 15-2 to take a commanding 20-6 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The Chargers scored six straight points to open the third quarter, but the Bluebird girls put in enough points to rebuild the 10-point lead and eventually won, 38-23.

Saturday’s scorers for the Bluebird girls were Karina Harvey and Karis Janzen with 7 each, Shanna Klassen, Johanna Hoffman, and Kendra Flaming had 6 points each, Aspen Frey 4, and Jennifer Van Horn 2. Goessel girls now sport a 3-1 record and will play at home Friday against Argonia.

Goessel 39, Elyria Christian 15

Eight players got into the scoring column for the Goessel High School girls Thursday in the first game of the Bluebird Classic. 

Because of snow, the game was postponed from Tuesday to Thursday.

Two 3-pointers in the first quarter, one from Kendra Flaming and one from Frey, helped the Bluebirds to a 12-4 first-quarter lead. Elyria would only score a basket just before halftime as Goessel rolled to a 20-6 lead at the end of two quarters. 

Goessel came up with 14 steals in the game and led at the end of the third period, 32-10. Coach Ryan Hoopes cleared the bench in the fourth quarter, and the substitutes scored seven points more to give the Bluebirds a 39-15 win.

Scoring for the girls were Kendra Flaming 11, Frey 7, Klassen and Janzen 6 each, Aimee Flaming 4, Hoffman and Karina Harvey 2 each, and Jamie Spoonemore with 1 point.

 Central Christian 44, Goessel 24

The Bluebird girls suffered their first loss of the season Friday against an athletic Central Christian team from Hutchinson.

Goessel got off to a slow start and was unable to score more than seven points in any one quarter. Goessel trailed at the quarters, 12-6, 24-11, 33-18, and lost by a final of 44-24.

Kendra Flaming led the Goessel team in scoring with seven second-half points. Harvey, Janzen, and Jessica Goertzen each had four points. Frey canned a 3-pointer, and Klassen netted two points in the loss.

Last modified Dec. 16, 2009

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