Area Hoops Roundup (January 17, 2018)

GIRLS

CANTON-GALVA—The Eagles went 1-1 last week after a 52-22 loss at Goessel on Tuesday followed by a blow-out 57-18 win against Solo­mon on Friday.

The Eagles jumped to an 11-2 lead against Solomon after one quarter. By halftime, Canton-Galva pushed the lead to 25-10. The Eagles had their best effort in the third quarter, outscoring their opponent 22-8 for a 47-18 lead heading into the final quarter.

Tia Moddlemog led the Eagles with 16 points, Bell added 12 and Gough 10.

Against Goessel, the Blue­birds led 14-7 after one quarter, then took control of the game with a 17-6 second quarter for a 31-13 lead at intermission. Goessel’s 18-5 third quarter put the game out of reach.

With the split, Canton-Galva is 3-6 for the season and 2-3 in the Wheat State League. The Eagles will host their midseason tournament this week.

Centre—The Cougars lost two games last week with their 59-33 loss to Rural Vista on Friday at Hope.

The Heat jumped to a 12-5 lead after one quarter, then expanded the lead to 26-11 by halftime. Rural Vista took control with a 21-9 third quarter that put the Cougars at a 47-20 deficit. Centre did win the final quarter, 13-12.

Kelsey Hett led Centre with 11 points and Emily Schlesener added 10 as the Cougars slipped to 2-3 in the Wheat State League and 5-4 overall.

On Jan. 9, Centre lost to Little River, 48-31. The Cou­gars got off to a slow start, trailing the home team, 13-3, after the first quarter. The Redskins then outscored the Cougars by one point in the second quarter, two in the third quarter and four in the final quarter for their 17-point victory.

Kelsey led Centre with nine points, Schlesener added eight. Eberle of Little River led all scorers with 13 points.

This week, Centre (3-6) will host their Cougar Classic mid-season tournament.

Goessel—The Blue­birds picked up two more wins last week with their 45-28 win over Elyria Christian on Friday and a 52-22 win Jan. 9 against Canton-Galva.

With the two wins, Goessel is 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the Wheat State League.

The Bluebirds started slowly against Elyria, but led 7-2 after one quarter. By halftime, Goessel had a solid 22-11 lead. The margin improved by one point with a 10-9 edge in the third quarter before the Bluebirds secured the win with a 13-8 final quarter.

Eden Hiebert led Goessel with 10 points with six of her teammates contributing points along the way.

Against Canton-Galva on Tuesday, Goessel led 14-7 after one quarter, then took control of the game with a 17-6 second quarter for a 31-13 lead at intermission. Goessel’s 18-5 third quarter put the game out of reach. A running clock kicked in during the fourth quarter.

Eden Hiebert scored 16 points to lead all scorers, and Brittney Hie­bert chipped in 10 as the Bluebirds.

Tia Moddlemog led Canton-Galva’s attack with nine points. The loss drop­ped the Eagles to 1-6 for the season and 0-3 in the WSL.

This week, Goessel will host Moundridge on Friday.

PEABODY-BURNS—The Warriors absorbed two defeats last week, the first to Herington, 39-21, on Tuesday, followed by a 63-27 loss to Wakefield on Friday.

The Warriors are 0-9 for the season and 0-4 in the Wheat State League.

This week, Peabody-Burns will compete in the Cougar Classic hosted by Centre High School.

BOYS

Goessel. The Bluebirds went 1-1 for the week after losing Friday, 53-29, to Elyria Chris­tian, the No. 1 ranked team in Class 1A-Div. II, at Goessel.

Following Friday’s results, Goessel is 1-8 for the season and 1-4 in WSL play.

The visitors led 9-5 after one quarter and 29-13 by halftime. Elyria inflated the lead to 45-17 by the end of three quarters.

Thiessen led Elyria with 23 points, while Jordan Griffin scored 15 to pace Goessel.

On Tuesday, Jan. 9, Goes­sel defeated Canton-Galva, 47-28, for their first victory of the season. Goessel burst from the gate with a 17-4 first quarter. The Eagles cut the margin to eight points by halftime by outscoring Goessel, 10-5, in the second quarter. A 9-2 finish for Goessel in the third period provided breathing room. The Eagles won the fourth quarter, 12-9.

Dylan Lindeman and Griffin delivered the one-two punch for the Bluebirds. Lindeman finished with 18 points and Jordan Griffin added 17.

This week, Goessel will compete at Burrton’s mid-season tournament.

CANTON-GALVA. The Eagles lost a pair of games last week, 65-34 against Solo­mon Friday at Canton, and 47-28 at Goessel on Tues­day.

Solomon jumped to a 12-2 lead after the first quarter, and led 27-11 at halftime. The Eagles maintained that margin with a 17-17 third quarter effort, but Solomon ended the game with a 23-8 fourth quarter.

Seven Eagles scored in the game, led by Colgin and Koehn with eight each.

On Tuesday, Goessel led Canton-Galva 14-7 after one quarter, then took control with a 17-6 second quarter for a 31-13 lead at intermission. Goessel’s 18-5 third quarter put the game out of reach.

Jonah Sargent led the Eagles with 11 points.

With the two losses, Canton-Galva is 1-8 for the season and 0-5 in the Wheat State League.

This week, the Eagles will host their annual midseason tournament.

PEABODY-BURNS—The Warriors are still searching for their first win of the season after losing last week to Herington 63-35 on Tuesday followed by a 63-27 defeat at the hands of Wakefield on Friday.

The Warriors are 0-9 for the season and 0-4 in the Wheat State League.

This week, Peabody-Burns will compete in the Cougar Classic hosted by Centre High School.