GHS boys fall to Remington, but handle Rock Creek for third

The Goessel boys’ basketball team finished third out of eight schools at the Canton-Galva Tournament last week.

In the third-place game against Rock Creek, Goessel struggled shooting the ball for three quarters until the Bluebirds found their mark in the fourth quarter, as the Bluebirds sailed to a 54-49 win.

Goessel had a tough time at the line hitting 10-for-18 free throws in the game.

Clinton Plennert had 15 and Jeremy Voth and Kent Peters each had 14 in the game.

Both Plenert and Voth were all-tournament team.

Remington-The Bluebirds fell to the Remington Broncos 60-50 Thursday in the semi-finals.

Remington built a 48-29 lead in the fourth quarter, but the Bluebirds battled back to cut the deficit to seven.

Goessel’s Jesse Goertzen scored eight points in the final quarter.

Jeremy Voth had 21 points while Clinton Plenert added 15 in the losing cause.

Belle Plaine-Goessel led in every quarter in their first-round game against Belle Plaine to take home a 74-44 win.

The score was 40-36 in the third quarter when the Bluebirds defanged the Dragons with sharp shooting and strong defense.

Goessel’s Ben Schmidt stepped up offensively for the Bluebirds with 17 points.

Jeremy Voth had 24, Clinton Plenert 12 and Kent Peters had 11 to pace the Bluebird offense.

Coming-Goessel’s overall record is 8-5, and they will play Friday night at home against Burrton who is tied for third with the Bluebirds in the Heart of America League.

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