SCOTT CITY, KS — The Goodland High School basketball teams wrapped up regular season play on Thursday night with a pair of losses to the Scott City Beavers. Cowgirls falling 49-30 & the Cowboys losing 67-46.
LADY BEAVERS 49 COWGIRLS 30
The Goodland Cowgirls (4-16, 1-9 in GWAC) were trying to find some momentum they could take in the postseason that begins on Monday by playing the number-one seeded team in their upcoming regional, Scott City. GHS came into the game riding a five game losing streak and had been struggling to score for the past coupe of games.
Scott got out to an early lead thanks in part to a majority of the calls going their way in the first quarter and would lead 13-6 at the end of period one. Goodland would respond by outscoring the Beavers in the second 12-11 and would get the lead down to three with around two minutes before halftime. But Scott City would push it back to 24-18 as the team went into halftime. From then on Goodland would once again struggle to put the ball in the cylinder, being out scored 21 to 12 in the second half, and would fall 49-30.
Junior Kerrigan Rudoplh led GHS with ten points & five rebounds. Peri Sieck would chip in six points & five boards as well. Goodland top scorer Taighe Weeter was shut down to a season low five points in the loss. Scott City Freshman Brynn McCormick led the Lady Beavers with 18 points & Emily Weather also got into double figures with 13.
Scott City (14-6, 8-2 in GWAC) as now won the last five meetings with Goodland. But the Cowgirls still lead the all-time series since 1985, 25-24.
Up next Goodland will begin sub-state play at Colby in the 4/5 matchup Monday night with tip set for 6 CT / 5 MT. Scott City will host Southwestern Heights Monday in the sub-state first round.
COACH BILL BIERMANN POSTGAME:
BEAVERS 67 COWBOYS 46
Just like their girls team, the Goodland Cowboys were trying to find something to build off of as they head into the postseason this coming week and snap a three game slide of their own but, Scott City continued to show they were the more formidable team.
The game was close early on as Goodland (1–19, 1-9 in GWAC) only trailed by five going into the second quarter, 15-10. Scott City (12–8, 5-5 in GWAC) pulled ahead a little bit further leading 36-22 at halftime. Goodland struggled to find its offense in the third quarter as the Beavers outscored GHS 21-6 in the third and would cruise to 67-46 win in the end.
Goodland’s Brennan Brumbaugh led the game in scoring the 17 points including four made triples. Teammate Henry Cole also made four threes on his way to 12 points in the loss. Scott City was led by Marshall Faurot with 16 points & Joe Evans with 14.
Scott City continues to dominate the series with Goodland leading 32-17 since 1984, but has won 28 of the last 31 meetings.
Goodland will be the number eight seed in the first round of substate Tuesday at Larned. Tip off set for 6 CT / 5 MT. Scott City will host Southwestern Heights on Tuesday in the sub-state first round.
COACH MIKEY DOLL POSTGAME:
PHOTO CREDIT: Leon Volk