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Long-range shooting, 2nd half rally give a pair to Goessel

Staff writer

The Bluebird girls used a fast start and 22 points from Eden Hiebert Tuesday night to route the visiting Little River Redskins, 62-28.

Goessel was firmly in control by halftime with a 27-14 lead and prevented the Redskins from ever posing a threat.

Stephany Meyer added 10 points as the Bluebirds lift their record to 15-3 on the year after wrapping up the Wheat State League title.

Friday’s action

Tying a school record with 11 three-pointers, Goessel’s girls finished their undefeated Wheat State League championship season with an 84-13 victory Friday over visiting Peabody-Burns.

Goessel’s boys, meanwhile, avoided the league cellar with a come-from-behind 15-0 run to close out the second half and a 40-27 victory.

In the girls’ game, Abby Hannon hit 6 threes and Eden Hiebert hit 5.

Peabody-Burns got on the scoreboard with two free throws, but Goessel led 28-2 at the end of one quarter.

With good defense and steals, the Bluebirds expanded their lead to 51-8 at half. In the third quarter, Hiebert connected on 2 three-pointers, and Hannon drained 4 triples from the same spot on the floor.

The Bluebirds led 76-11 at the end of three quarters. With a running clock and the starters on the bench for the fourth quarter, Goessel coasted to an 84-13 victory.

Eden Hiebert led all scorers with 27, following up on a season-high 30 she scored three nights earlier in a 66-28 victory over Herington.

Two others scored in double-figures Friday: Brittney Hiebert with 21 and Abby Hannon with 18. Marina Bidegain, Kara Burkholder, and Emily Meier had 4 each, and Maddi Smith, Stephany Meyer, and Savanna Wuest, scored 2 each.

The girls finished with a 9-0 league record and a 14-3 overall records.

The boys picked up their third victory of the season despite only four players scoring.

Jordan Griffin sparkled in the first half with 20 points but picked up his fourth foul before halftime.

Goessel led 12-10 at the end of one quarter. The game was tied at 25 at half. The Warriors scored first in the third period, and then went scoreless the rest of the game.

Goessel held the lead 32-27 at the end of the third quarter. There were 31 fouls called in the first half.

Dylan Lindeman picked up the scoring in the second half with 11 points, and the Bluebirds corralled nearly every rebound on defense, giving Peabody-Burns only one chance to score on each possession.

Griffin ended the game with 22 points; Lindeman, 13; Jayce Schmidt, 3, and Carson Sterk, 2.

The Bluebirds were in danger of finishing in last place in the league after scoring only two points in the last five minutes three days earlier to go from a one-point lead to a nine-point loss, 38-29, against Herington

The Goessel are now 3-14 overall and finished 2-7 in league play.

Last modified Feb. 14, 2018

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