Area High School Basketball Roundup

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Canton-Galva Tournament?The Goessel boys found their stride at the Canton-Galva Tournament last week in Canton. The Bluebirds went 3-0 and emerged as the champions by defeating Remington 62-44 on Friday night.

Winston Goertz-Giffen scored 19 points to lead his team to the win. Lyndl Duerksen scored nine.

Goessel wasted no time, jumping to a 21-8 lead after one period. They outscored Remington in three of the four quarters.

The Bluebirds (9-5) reached the finals by beating Ell-Saline, 72-44, in the first round, and Wichita Independent, 53-39, in the semifinals.

Host team Canton-Galva, meanwhile, struggled into the seventh-place game with losses to Wichita Independent, 59-52, and Ell-Saline, 55-51 in overtime.

But the Eagles exploded against Sunrise Academy of Wichita in the consolation contest, 65-46, using a huge second quarter to the advantage.

Jake Hoppes led the Eagles (5-6) with 17 points and Jake Warren added 11.

Eisenhower Tournament (boys)?The Centre boys finished in sixth place with a 1-2 record at the Eisenhower League tournament last week.

The Cougars (4-8) opened the week by losing to White City, 58-46.

After struggling for three quarters, Centre exploded in the fourth, but it was too little, too late.

Centre then faced Tescott and escaping with a narrow 53-51 win.

Eric Carlson scored 14 points, and that gave Centre just enough to hold off a late rally.

In their battle for fifth place against Hope, the Cougars ran out of gas and fell short after another slow start, 52-41.

Carlson and Jon Herbel led Centre with 10 points each in the loss.

Eisenhower Tournament (girls)?Centre girls? drive to a tournament championship ran out of fuel against Hope last week, as the Cougars lost in the finals 56-28.

Hope established a 17-8 lead after one quarter, but clinched the win by outscoring Centre 17-4 in the third.

Erica Hatterman scored 11 to lead the Cougars.

Centre (7-4) reached the finals by drubbing White City in the opening round, 52-12, then slipping past Bennington, 52-46 in the semifinals.

Hatterman scored 27 against White City and 22 against Bennington to pace the Cougars.

Hillsboro Trojan Classic?Marion-Florence struggled through another tough week, this time without its leading scorer, and finished last in the Trojan Classic.

The Warriors (0-12) lost to Belle Plaine in the seventh-place game, 62-49.

The Warriors used a strong third quarter to make the game interesting, but was outscored 22-11 in the fourth. Jesse Janzen led Marion with 15 points.

In the opening two rounds, the Warriors lost to the eventual champion, Belleville, 71-30, and then to Douglass, 67-36.

Burrton Tournament?Peabody-Burns took part in three exciting games at Burrton last week. Unfortunately, the Warriors came out on the low end in two of those games and finished in sixth place.

In the battle for fifth place, Peabody-Burns fell behind to Wichita Trinity, 26-15, in the first half. But the Warriors (5-8) stormed back in the second half, thanks to an offensive outburst by Justin Sheffler, who finished with 25 points.

The Warriors outscored Wichita Trinity 18-10 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn?t enough to thwart a 53-51 heartbreaker.

Peabody had defeated Central Christian, 57-45, to advance to the fifth-place game. The Warriors lost to the host team, 68-57, in the first round.

Peabody-Burns girls?Inman outscored Peabody-Burns 50-13 in the first half and cruised to a 71-23 win over the Warriors.

Peabody managed just 10 points in the second half in the loss.

Canton-Galva girls?The Canton-Galva Eagles pulled off a major upset last Tuesday night, topping Heart of America League power Berean Academy, 50-49.

After falling behind 15-7 after the first quarter, Canton-Galva (3-5) responded with a stellar second half, resulting in the one-point win. The Eagles outscored Berean 19-12 in the final quarter.

Canton-Galva hit six 3-pointers in the game.

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