Goessel girls stop streak

The Goessel High School girls' basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak Thursday night with a 40-18 victory against Flint Hills.

Karis Janzen scored regularly under the bucket, Karina Harvey warmed up the nets from outside, and Aspen Frey and Jennifer Raymond scored from set plays to give the Bluebirds their sixth victory of the season.

Jessica Goertzen and Shanna Klassen played quality minutes in the victory.

Scoring for the Bluebirds were Janzen 12 points (season high), Harvey nine (four steals), Raymond eight (14 rebounds), Frey eight, Klassen two (three assists), and Goertzen one.

Goessel was saddled with only two points in the first quarter Friday as Remington scored 11.

The Broncos outscored the Bluebirds in every quarter in this Heart of America League game.

Flaming, recovering from illness the night before, was the leading scorer in the game with 18 points, but the bigger 3A team dominated the game without hitting any three-point baskets.

Scoring for the Bluebirds in addition to Flaming was Raymond four, Frey three, and Harvey two.

Moundridge was able to hit shots from long range Feb. 5 to gradually take a commanding lead against the young Bluebird team.

Goessel only trailed by four at the end of the first quarter, but the Wildcats pulled away in the final three quarters.

The Bluebirds hit seven of 12 free throws, but the Wildcats out rebounded Goessel 30-17.

The loss gives the Bluebird girls a 2-7 HOA League record and 6-12 overall.

GHS was led by Flaming with 13 points, Frey six (five steals), Janzen four, Raymond four, Goertzen one, and Harvey one.

The seeding for the 1A regional tournament will be determined today (Wednesday).

This week Goessel finishes the regular season at home with two games.

Tuesday they played against Ell Saline and Friday will be at home with Canton-Galva.

Goessel will host the regional tournament but the date of its first game will be determined after the brackets are established.