AREA HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS ROUNDUP

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Goessel girls?The Bluebirds overcome a 14-4 first-quarter deficit, but lost a heartbreaker to Burrton Friday, 45-43.

Goessel (2-8) outscored the visitors 12-9 in the final quarter, but it wasn?t enough to pull out the win.

Renata Pavlikova scored 15 for Goessel and Tara Goerzen added 10.

The Bluebirds followed a similar storyline Tuesday, making a furious comeback in the fourth quarter before losing to Sedgwick, 57-51.

Goessel trailed by 17 after three quarters, but outscored the host team 23-12 in a final period.

Annika Schulze scored 23 to pace Goessel (2-7).

The Bluebirds have this week off.

Goessel boys?The Bluebirds put on one of their finer performances of the year Friday night to cruise past Burrton, 76-49.

Goessel outscored the visitors 25-7 in the second quarter to break the game open. Lyndl Unruh had nine of his 17 points during that frame.

Winston Goertz-Giffen scored 25 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, to pace the Bluebirds (6-5). Chad Unrau and Blake Davis each chipped in 11.

Led by Goertz-Giffen with 17 points and Lyndl Duerkson with 10, the Bluebirds made short work of Sedgwick Tuesday night, winning 58-29.

By halftime, Goessel had established a solid 20-point lead, 37-17. Eight Bluebirds contributed points in the blowout.

Goessel is competing in the Canton-Galva Tournament this week.

Canton-Galva girls?Dana Regier scored 12 points to pace the Eagles to their second win of the season with a 45-31 road win over Ell-Saline Friday night.

The Eagles (2-5) outscored the visitors 33-15 in the second half for the comeback victory.

At Burrton on Tuesday, the Eagles became more competitive with each quarter, and actually outscored the home team 19-11 in the final frame. But it wasn?t enough to prevent a 56-45 loss.

Keri Wedel scored 21 points and Regier 11 for Canton-Galva.

The Eagles have the week off.

Canton-Galva boys?Jake Hoopes broke loose for 19 points Friday night to lead the Eagles to a 51-28 win over Ell-Saline.

The boys posted a 16-11 lead after one quarter, then slowly but steadily increased their lead through each succeeding period.

Jake Warren chipped in 10 for the Eagles (4-4).

On Tuesday, a fourth-quarter rally fell two agonizing points short as the Eagles lost in the Heart of America League for the first time this season, 54-52, to Burrton.

Canton-Galva trailed 40-33 at the end of three quarters, but could not close the gap at the end.

Warren was the top scorer for the Eagles with 12 points.

Canton-Galva is hosting a boys? tournament this week.

Marion-Florence girls?The Warriors gave up 32 points to Remington star Sarah Klaassen Tuesday night en route to a 58-31 Cottonwood Valley League loss to the Broncos.

Chevon Beisel led Marion-Florence (2-7) with eight points and Heidi Zogelman and Erin Slattery added six each.

Marion has this week off.

Marion-Florence boys?The winless Warriors trailed Remington only by six points at halftime, but couldn?t keep pace in the second half, losing 60-37 Tuesday night for their ninth loss of the season.

Braxton Skiles was the only Warrior to reach double figures, finishing with 10 points.

Marion is competing in the Trojan Classic this week in Hillsboro.

Centre girls?The Cougars had big second and fourth quarters to cruise past St. Xavier Friday night, 62-31. The win boosted their record to 4-1 in the Eisenhower League and 5-3 overall.

Centre outscored the home team 23-8 in the second quarter to take a 37-17 halftime lead. A 19-6 run in the final frame gave them their final cushion.

Erica Hatterman scored 20 for Centre and Renee Ecklund added 18.

On Tuesday night, Erica Hatterman scored 19 points to lead the Cougars to an easy 53-23 win over White City.

Centre led 37-10 at the half, and coasted the rest of the way.

The Cougars are participating in the Eisenhower League tournament this week.

Centre boys?The Cougars fell into a 26-2 hole after one quarter and lost to a superior St. Xavier squad 55-23 Friday night. Centre (2-7) trailed 48-15 at the half.

None of the Cougars could manage to score more than four points in the game.

On Tuesday night, the Cougars got double-figure scoring from Brad Hajek (13) and Eric Carlson (11), but it wasn?t enough as Centre lost to White City 66-42.

The Cougars trailed 15-6 after one quarter and couldn?t gain ground. White City sealed the game in the fourth quarter by outscoring Centre, 19-8.

The Cougars are participating in the Eisenhower League tournament this week.

Peabody-Burns girls?Pretty Prairie jumped to a 25-4 lead in the first quarter and never looked back on the way to a convincing 67-34 win over the Warriors Tuesday night.

Shelby Plummer scored 10 for Peabody-Burns, who lost their seventh straight game after opening the season with two wins.

On Tuesday night, the Warriors simply did not have the offensive firepower to match up with state-ranked Little River, losing at home, 62-15.

Sheena Chapman scored six to lead Peabody-Burns (2-6).

Peabody-Burns will play at Inman on Friday, then compete in the Berean Academy tournament next week.

Peabody-Burns boys?The Warriors battled Pretty Prairie into overtime before losing, 72-68, Friday night in Peabody.

Peabody-Burns (4-6) led by three, 48-45, going into the fourth quarter, but the two teams finished regulation tied at 59.

Sophomore Jeremy Sheffler poured in a career-high 27 points for the Warriors. His senior brother, Justin, added 10.

On Tuesday, the Warriors lost their fifth straight game of the season, falling to Little River 67-49.

Peabody-Burns will play at Inman on Friday, then compete in the Berean Academy tournament next week.

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