Area High School Sports Roundup (Dec 14, 2016)

Canton-Galva—The Eagle teams each went 1-2 in the Bluebird Classic at Goessel lat week.

Canton-Galva opened play with two losses to Central Christian Monday.

The girls lost, 37-33. The Eagles led, 8-6 after the first quarter, 18-15 at halftime, and 27-23 after three quarters. But Central Christian used a 14-6 fourth-quarter effort to earn the win.

Kelli Nightengale led the team with 15 points. Emma Ruddle scored 11.

The boys lost, 40-26. The Eagles led, 10-8, after one quarter, but fell behind, 22-16 by halftime. Canton-Galva closed within 28-24 after three quarters, but Central Christian outscored the Eagles, 12-2 in the final quarter.

Hunter Pearson led the team with nine points.

The Eagles then lost two games to Goessel Friday.

The girls lost, 55-34. Brittany Nordstrom led the team with 12 points.

The boys lost, 49-42, despite leading, 25-15 at halftime, and 33-27 at the end of the third quarter. Two Eagles scored 10 points: Jonah Sargent and Jordan Gagnebin.

The Eagles concluded the Classic with a split in fifth-place games.

The girls defeated Burrton, 52-46, thanks to a 20-point fourth-quarter effort. The Eagles trailed, 29-17 at halftime, and 35-32 at the end of the third quarter. Nightingale led the effort with 25 points.

The boys lost to Elyria Christian, 40-25. Hunter Pearson led the effort with 17 points.

The Eagles were scheduled to play at Inman Tuesday and will host Centre Friday.

Centre—The Cougars competed at the Herington tournament last week.

The boys went 2-1.

Centre lost to Lebo Thursday, 75-50. Cole Srajer led the scoring effort with 13 points. Dylan Deines scored 12.

The Cougars defeated Wichita Classical Friday, 51-46, despite trailing 16-1 after the first quarter and 25-16 at halftime. An 18-4 third-quarter Cougar effort gave Centre a lead, 34-29 at the final break, which was the difference in the game.

Deines led the Cougars with 14 points. Cody Svoboda added 12.

Centre concluded tournament play by defeating Herington, 39-35 Saturday.

Cody Svoboda scored 14 points to lead the team.

The girls defeated the Classical School of Wichita Friday, 34-31, then lost to Madison in the third-place game Saturday, 50-41.

The Cougars will travel to Canton-Galva Friday.

Goessel—The Bluebirds opened their home tournament by splitting games with Central Christian Tuesday.

The girls won, 29-24. Goessel shut out Central Christian in the first quarter and built a 17-10 lead at halftime. Each team scored six points in the third quarter, and Central Christian held an 8-6 advantage in the fourth. But Goessel held on to win. Eden Hiebert led the team with 10 points.

The boys lost, 44-42. The Bluebirds led, 21-20 at halftime, but Central Christian took the lead with a 17-5 third-quarter effort. Goessel outscored them, 16-7 in the fourth quarter but came up just short.

Rhett Makovec led the team with 16 points. Dylan Lindeman and Jordan Griffin each scored 10.

Goessel then swept Canton-Galva Friday.

The girls won, 55-34. Eden Hiebert led all scorers with 18 points. Brittany Hiebert scored 13.

The boys won, 49-42, despite trailing, 25-15, at halftime, and 33-27 at the end of the third quarter.

Dylan Lindeman scored seven of his game-high 14 points in the fourth quarter to help lead the Bluebirds to victory. Josh Schmidt scored 10.

The Bluebirds concluded the Classic with two wins Saturday.

The girls won the tournament with a 46-24 victory over Little River.

Little River scored one field goal each in the first and second quarters, allowing Goessel to build a 19-4 halftime lead.

Brittany Hiebert scored a game-high 22 points. Eden Hiebert added 13.

The boys, meanwhile, defeated Burrton, 47-39, to finish third in the tournament.

Goessel trailed at the end of the first quarter, 10-8, but took a 23-20 lead by halftime and led, 38-30 heading into the final quarter. Dylan Lindeman scored a game-high 15 points. Jordan Griffin scored 12.

The Bluebirds will travel to Wakefield Friday.

Peabody-Burns—The Warriors opened play in the Marion Classic with two losses to Eureka Tuesday.

The girls lost, 37-18. Jory Rives led the team with six points and 12 rebounds.

The boys lost, 58-18. Three Warriors scored four points: Austin Reynolds, Jayton Scott and Tyler Entz.

The Warriors lost two to Remington Friday.

The girls lost, 57-8. Tori Pickens led the team with three points. Jory Rives had 10 rebounds.

The boys lost, 62-35. Chance Elliott led the team with nine points.

The Warriors concluded tournament play with losses to Wichita Homeschool in fifth-place games.

The girls lost, 56-26. Katie Charles scored 12 points and had nine rebounds. Pickens scored nine points.

The boys lost, 56-41. Austin Reynolds led the team with 14 points and nine rebounds. Jess Philpott and Elliott each scored nine points.

The Warriors were scheduled to host Burrton Tuesday and will host Little River Friday.

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