Goessel secures pair of wins in Peabody-Burns tilt
Girls sprint to win, four boys in double figures against Warriors
Goessel visited Peabody-Burns High School in a Friday night basketball contest and the Bluebird girls won 39-20.
It was a close game through four minutes in the Goessel boys’ game. Despite remaining close through much of the first quarter, the final score turned into a lopsided 70-34 win for the Bluebirds.
Both the Goessel boys and girls are 2-3 overall, and 1-0 in Wheat State League games. Goessel will travel to Wakefield Tuesday for the final game before Christmas break.
For four minutes, neither team scored, but the Goessel girls turned it loose for nine points by the end of the quarter, continuing to hold Peabody-Burns scoreless.
Stephany Meyer found the range on high percentage shots, with Elizabeth Schmucker, Elizabeth Alderfer, and Haley O’Neil adding points for the Bluebirds in the first half.
The Warriors scored 10 points in the second quarter and Goessel led at the half 20-10.
Meyer had control close to the bucket with several offensive rebounds and nice moves to the bucket. Bethany Herrel beat the buzzer at the end of the third quarter, and Goessel took a commanding 36-13 lead.
Alderfer captured nine rebounds and the Bluebirds removed the starters with several minutes remaining in the game. The Bluebirds coasted to a 39-20 win.
Meyer ended the contest with her personal best of 24 points. Herrel contributed six, Schmucker five, and two points each for Alderfer and O’Neil.
Goessel jumped out to a 5-0 lead against the Peabody-Burns boys, but the score was tied 11-11 midway through the first period. Goessel then went on a 10-1 run and the Warriors never threatened again.
Drew Lindeman scored nine in the first quarter, but sat the second quarter due to three fouls.
Dylan Lindeman led the team with ball control and assists as he fed Miguel Ballesta and Zach Zogleman for easy baskets. Jerah Schmidt hit from long range and a jumper, and Skyler Wuest connected on a basket as the balanced scoring continued for the Bluebirds. Goessel led 41-18 at the half.
Jake Hiebert added to the Bluebird points in the third quarter, and Dylan and Drew both connected on baskets. Goessel stretched their lead to 60-28 at the end of the third period.
The entire fourth quarter was played with a running clock. Schmidt and Ballesta added to their totals, and Nate Zogleman connected on a 3-pointer in the fast-moving final period. Wuest put the finishing touches to this contest with a basket in the waning seconds.
Senior Drew Lindeman led the Bluebirds with a season-high 18 points. Ballesta and Dylan Lindeman each scored 13 points. Jerah Schmidt scored 10 and accumulated five assists. Wuest scored six, Hiebert four, and three points each for brothers Zach and Nate Zogleman.