Undefeated Berean boys top Goessel, Peabody-Burns

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Moundridge 63, Canton-Galva 51

Canton-Galva hosted Moundridge Tuesday night, and lost, 63-51. The Eagles led 39-38, heading into the final quarter, but were outscored by the Wildcats, 25-13, in the final stanza.

Moundridge connected on 19 of 23 free throws in the fourth quarter to secure the victory.

Casey Haines led Canton-Galva with 13 points, followed by Shelby Hoppes and Travis Regehr with 10.

The Eagles fall to 2-7 overall, and 1-5 in the Heart of America.

Burrton 55, Peabody-Burns 47

Burrton ran its record to 7-2 by defeating Peabody-Burns 55-47 Tuesday night in Burrton.

The Warriors led 21-18 at the half, but a poor third quarter hurt them. In that quarter, Burrton outscored the Warriors 20-9.

Nathan Ratzlaff led Burrton with 15. Phillip Unruh took game honors for the Warriors with 17, followed by Caleb Good with 11.

With the loss, Peabody-Burns dropped to 4-5 overall, and 2-3 in the Heart of America League.

Berean 56, Goessel 48

Berean Academy remained undefeated with a 56-48 win over Goessel. The Warriors led by nine with 1:32 to play, but Goessel rallied to close the gap to four, 52-48, with 30 seconds remaining.

But Goessel could not score in the final seconds.

Kent Peters had 15 points for Goessel while Clinton Plenert added 9.

Goessels falls to 4-3 in the Heart of America League and 6-4 overall.

Centre 69, St. Xavier 56

Travis Burns scored 22 points to lead the Cougars to a 69-56 win over St. Xavier.

Centre led by only three at the half, but outscored St. Xavier 26-16, in a decisive third quarter.

Centre connected on seven of 11 free throws, while St. Xavier hit only 10 of 29.

Centre moves to 6-3 on the season.

Goessel 53, Hutch-Trinity 45

Goessel built an 11-point lead after three quarters, and held on to defeat Trinity, 53-45, Friday.

Jeremy Voth led the Bluebirds with 15 points, followed by Jesse Goertzen scoring 11. Okello paced the Celtics with 17.

With the win, Goessel moves their record to 5-3 in the HOA and 7-4 overall.

Berean 57, Peabody-Burns 42

Caleb Good and Brennan Commerford each scored 10 points for the Warriors, but it wasn’t enough to derail Berean.

J. Timkens had 14 points, and Edmonds scored 13 to lead Berean.

The game was won at the free throw line. Berean hit 18 of 27, compared to only four of 13 for the hometown Warriors.

With the loss, Peabody-Burns falls to 2-4 in league play, and 4-6 overall.

Burrton 50, Peabody-Burns 48

Peabody-Burns lost an HOA game at Burrton Tuesday, 50-48.

The game was close all the way, including a 22-22 tie at intermission.

Jodi Wright led Burrton with 16. Dani Jo Hammond paced the Warriors with 13 points, including three 3-pointers, and Gretchen Berns and Jana Windsor each added 12.

With the loss, Peabody-Burns drops to 2-4 in league play and 3-6 overall.

Goessel 70, Berean 32

Goessel improved its record to 5-2 in the Heart of America League and 8-2 overall with an easy 70-32 win over Berean.

The game was never in doubt as the Bluebirds raced to a 36-18 halftime lead.

Tara Goertzen led Goessel with 17 points, including 11 in the first half. Lindsey Unruh add 14 for the Bluebirds.

Kedra Cook took game honors for Berean with 18.

St. Xavier 54, Centre 51 OT

C. Wood poured in 32 points for St. Xavier as they defeated Centre Friday night at Centre.

Raschelle Jirak scored 15 for the Cougars and Laura Klenda added 13.

Centre led by one at the half, but was outscored 22-15 in the third quarter. The Cougars rallied to send the into overtime, but were outscored 7-4 in the extra frame.

With the loss, Centre falls to 2-8, and 1-3 in league play.

Trinity 57, Goessel 41

Hutch Trinity remained undefeated with a 57-41 victory over the Goessel Bluebirds.

Quarters one and three proved to be the Bluebirds’ undoing, as they were outscored 30-13.

Melinda Stucky led Goessel with 19 points, followed by Tara Goerzen’s 10. Biel was high scorer for Trinity with 16.

Goessel falls to 8-3 overall, and 5-3 in the HOA.

Cen. Christian 45, Canton-Galva 30

Amanda Hullet scored 12 for Central Christian, as they kept Canton-Galva winless for the season.

Ashley Scott and Ashley Unruh had seven each for the Eagles.

Canton-Galva trailed by only four, 14-10, at the half, but Central outscore the Eagles 17-8 in the third quarter.

With the loss, Canton-Galva falls to 0-6 in league play and 0-9 for the season.

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