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Wakefield, Berean top GHS

Staff writer

A promising start disappeared quickly as the Goessel boys lost Friday to Wakefield 55-48.

The Bluebirds jumped out to 4-0 lead. Wakefield called a timeout, then scored 7 consecutive points. The Bluebirds never regained the lead.

Wakefield hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lead 16-8 at the end of the first period. Zach Wiens and Kellen Froese scored for Goessel in the second period to draw the Bluebirds within five points, but Wakefield took a 34-22 lead into halftime.

The Bluebirds narrowed the gap to 36-32 as Froese hit a 3-pointer, Wiens hit four free throws, and Lucas Hiebert swished a 3-pointer early in the third. The Bombers answered with a 16-4 run to take a 52-36 lead. A 12-3 Goessel run sparked by baskets from Wiens, Lawton Makovec, Connor Davis, and Hiebert was too little and too late, as the Bluebirds lost by seven.

Wiens had 15 of Goessel’s 28 rebounds and led the team in scoring with 14 points. Makovec and Froese each added 10 points. Hiebert connected for eight points.

On Tuesday, for the third game in a row, Zach Wiens led the Goessel boys in scoring. Berean Academy handed the Bluebirds a 69-45 loss in the first round of the Burrton Tournament. Goessel fell behind quickly 15-2 in the first quarter. Wiens added points as a result of offensive rebounds, Lawton Makovec hit 8 second quarter points and Kellen Froese sank a three-pointer as the Bluebirds kept pace with Berean in the second quarter. The teams went to the locker room with Goessel trailing 35-22.

Berean stretched the lead to 24 points early in the fourth quarter, but then Goessel held them scoreless for six minutes. Goessel got as close as 16 points, but Berean ended the game with a flury of points. Goessel is now 2-8 for the season and will play at Burrton on Thursday at 4:45 p.m. and then again on Saturday.

Wiens led Goessel with 15 points and Lawton Makovec added 14. Connor Davis and Kellen Froese each had six points with Lucas Hiebert scored four.

Last modified Jan. 21, 2015