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Lady Bluebirds defeat Centre in first round of 1A sub state

GHS girls to play Claflin Thursday

Staff writer

Goessel High School girls basketball team faced Centre Monday at home in the first round of the 1A Division I sub-state tournament and won, 57-42.

It was a turnaround from the regular season game Feb. 4 against the Lady Bluebirds, when the Lady Cougars won in overtime by 5 points.

The first half of Monday’s game was a draw as both sides battled for supremacy. Centre led, 8-3, at the end of the first quarter, but turnover problems in the second quarter allowed the Lady Bluebirds to catch up and tie the game, 12-12, with 4 minutes, 15 seconds remaining on the clock.

The game was tied, 19-19, with seconds remaining in the half, but a long 3-pointer by Goessel gave the Lady Bluebirds a 22-19 halftime lead.

Goessel was unstoppable in the second half. The team’s shooting was dead-on while the Lady Cougars had trouble getting the ball through the basket. Centre went to the free-throw line 34 times but completed only 14. Goessel went to the free-throw line 28 times and completed 18. Goessel scored 35 points in the half compared with 24 points by Centre.

Goessel will play Claflin, 17-3, at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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