Balanced scoring helped the Goessel High School girls’ basketball team win a non-league game Feb. 12 in Goessel. The Bluebirds jumped out to a 5-0 lead but then went into a dry spell as Udall took a 9-8 lead with just under two minutes to play.
Jessica Harvey put the Bluebirds back in the lead with a basket and they never trailed again, leading at the end of one quarter, 13-9.
Alex Hiebert scored four points and Erin Brubaker coaxed in a 3-pointer to give the Bluebirds a 20-9 lead in the second quarter. The Eagles scored five straight points but Goessel led by 10 at half time with late baskets from Page Hiebert and Harvey.
Page Hiebert and Hoffman went to work from 3-point land in the third quarter, connecting on three 3-pointers. Alex Hiebert scored two free throws and Page Hiebert earned a traditional 3-point play. Aleena Cook ended the scoring in the third quarter with a basket, and Goessel led, 40-21.
Udall got as close as 16 points in the fourth quarter, but Goessel held on to the lead and won by a final score of 48-30.
Page Hiebert led the team with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Jo Hoffman scored 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jessica Harvey tossed in 11 points, Alex Hiebert banked 10 points, Brubaker had three points and Cook scored two.
Defense shuts down Canton-Galva
In Friday’s game at Canton, Goessel fell behind 11-6 at the end of one quarter, but then dominated the last three quarters, winning by a final score of 53-34.
By the half, Goessel had tied the game 23-23 and then the defense held the Eagles to only 11 points in the second half. Goessel came up with nine steals in this non-league victory.
For the second game in a row, two girls hit double-doubles. Page Hiebert and Jessica Harvey each had 15 points and 11 steals. Hoffman scored 13 points with Alex Hiebert knocking in six points and Aleena Cook scoring four.
Goessel played at home on Tuesday with Berean for the only game this week. The Bluebird girls went 2-0 last week and now sport an overall record of 9-10 as they look towards sub state play at Burrton next week.