Area boys’ and girls teams struggle for victories against tough foes

Little River 61, Canton-Galva 47

Canton-Galva jumped on top of Little River 11-4 in the first quarter of their Tuesday matchup, but a 23-10 run by the Redskins in the second quarter propelled them to a 33-21 halftime advantage that proved to be too much for the Eagles to overcome.

Casey Haines led the Eagle attack with 15 points and three 3-point baskets. Travis Schafer chipped in 10 points.

Little River featured a balanced offensive attack as four players scored in double figures.

The Eagles didn’t attempt a single free throw, while Little River marched to the line 19 times, converting nine attempts.

White City 73, Centre 65

Centre jumped to a 21-11 lead after one quarter Tuesday but White City outscored the Cougars 24-14 in the second quarter to tie the game at 35 by halftime.

White City gained a 19-12 third-quarter advantage and then held on to win the game.

Todd Stahlecker led the Cougars with 19 points including two 3-pointers. Travis Burns and Aaron Barney added 14 and 11 points, respectively.

The Cougars connected on 24 of 58 field-goal attempts for 41 percent, including three of 13 from beyond the arc.

Burns pulled down seven of the team’s 29 rebounds. The Cougars were charged with 16 turnovers in the game.

Remington 64, Goessel 54

Remington never delivered a knockout blow to the Bluebirds, but gradually pulled away.

The game was tied at 15 after one quarter and Goessel trailed only 27-24 at intermission, but couldn’t make up the deficit.

Aaron Stehman led the Bluebirds with 12 points and Josh Schmidt added 11.

Remington did the majority of its damage from the free-throw line, making 25 of 31 attempts while Goessel was 13 for 20.

Sedgwick 64, Peabody-Burns 62 (OT)

The Warriors dropped a heart-breaker to Sedgwick Tuesday. Peabody-Burns trailed 16-14 after one quarter, but managed to build a 28-25 lead by halftime.

Sedgwick tied the score after three quarters and the two teams played evenly in the final period. Sedgwick outscored the Warriors 9-7 in overtime.

Michael Unruh scored 27 points to lead the Warriors and Caleb Good added 19.

Remington connected on eight 3-point attempts while Peabody-Burns hit only three.

St. Xavier 64, Centre 63

Centre dropped a tight battle at St. Xavier on Friday. The Cougars jumped to a 17-7 lead after the first quarter, and still led, 30-27, at half-time.

St. Xavier outscored the Cougars 20-16 in the third quarter and then played even in the final period for the one-point win.

The Cougars hit 48 percent of their field-goal attempts (25-52). Todd Stahlecker led the Cougars with 20 points, including four of eight 3-point shots. Travis Burns had 17 points while Justin Garrard and Aaron Barney each added 10.

Centre hit seven of 10 free throws and six of 18 3-point attempts. The Cougars collected 31 rebounds, led by Barney with eight.

Centre also committing 26 turnovers in the game.

Moundridge 71, Canton-Galva 50

Moundridge jumped on top of the Eagles 25-11 after one quarter and never let them back into the game Friday at Moundridge.

Moundridge converted 19 of 25 free throws while Canton-Galva connected on just six of 12.

Travis Schafer led the Eagles with 15 points while Casey Haines chipped in 11.

Peabody-Burns 54,

Little River 47 (OT)

The Warriors grabbed an overtime victory Friday over the Redskins behind Caleb Good’s 30 points.

Little River led by two at the half, 24-22. The Warriors grabbed a two-point advantage in the third quarter but regulation ended in a 44-44 tie.

Peabody-Burns however, scored 10 overtime points to just three for the Redskins.

Little River stayed in the contest by hitting 24 of 35 charity attempts while the Warriors hit 11 of 17.

Goessel 47, Central Christian 46

The Bluebirds earned a come-from-behind victory over Central Christian Friday.

Goessel led by one after the first quarter but fell behind 25-17 at the intermission. A 16-9 fourth-quarter advantage propelled the Bluebirds to the win.

Goessel connected on five 3-pointers and Central Christian hit eight.

Josh Schmidt led the Bluebirds in scoring with 12 points while Aaron Stehman scored 11.

Peabody-Burns 49, Sedgwick 26

Peabody-Burns rode the hot shooting of Dalli Jo Hammond to a convincing victory over Sedgwick Tuesday. Hammond hit six 3-pointers in the game and finished with 20 points.

The Warriors used a stifling defense to limit Sedgwick to just 11 first-half points while Peabody-Burns scored 23.

Gretchen Berns and Marie Unruh both scored eight points for the Warriors.

Remington 51, Goessel 26

The Bluebirds couldn’t get their offense cranked up Tuesday and fell to Remington.

Goessel trailed 14-10 after one quarter, but Remington pulled away for the 25-point victory.

Candice Bailey and Brittany Goerzen each scored six points to lead the Bluebirds.

Little River 68, Canton-Galva 35

Little River continued its roll Tuesday, this time at the expense of the Eagles.

The Redskins led 50-17 at the intermission, but Canton-Galva played Little River evenly in the second half as both teams scored 18 points.

Danni Bair led the Eagles with 12 points and Ashley Unruh contributed nine.

Little River 66, Peabody-Burns 36

The Warriors led the Redskins 11-8 after one quarter, but the wheels came off in the second quarter as Little River raced to a 31-17 halftime advantage.

Marie Unruh scored eight points to lead the Warriors while Shannon Welsh, Gretchen Berns and Jana Windsor each scored seven.

Moundridge 77, Canton-Galva 41

Moundridge jumped on Canton-Galva early and sped to a 47-11 half-time lead on the way to an easy win Friday.

The Eagles played Moundridge even in the second half and finished with one of their most productive efforts on offense.

Shae Steenson scored 17 points to pace the Eagles.

Goessel 51, Central Christian 21

Goessel outscored Central Christian in all four quarters on the way to the victory Friday. Goessel led 28-16 at halftime and put the game away with a 15-2 third-quarter advantage.

Berkholz led the Bluebirds with 12 points while Brittany Goerzen added 11 for Goessel. Ten Bluebirds scored in the game.

Centre 60, St. Xavier 36

The Cougars had no trouble disposing of St. Xavier Friday. Centre jumped on top 14-4 after one quarter and led 26-14 at intermission.

Laura Klenda led a balanced scoring attack with 14 points. She hit six of 12 field goal attempts while the team hit 25 of 79.

Raschelle Jirak added 10 points. Coach Greg Wyatt substituted freely and 12 Cougars dented the score.

Centre grabbed 51 rebounds-led by Klenda’s 15-to just 36 for St. Xavier.

The Cougars had 17 assists, led by five from Jackie Klenda. Centre was also credited with 17 steals with Selena Seifert, Jill Fenske and Laura Klenda each taking three.

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