GOODLAND, KS— For the third straight time the Goodland basketball teams completed the sweep of an opponent as GHS took down Ulysses Friday night inside the Max Jones Fieldhouse.
COWGIRLS 54 LADY TIGERS 20
Just like the last time the Cowgirls & the Lady Tigers met back in January at the Orange & Black Classic, Goodland got on top early but didn’t exactly pull away until the second quarter. Just leading by five going into the second Goodland went on a 20-5 run in the second period to lead 33-13 at halftime.
Goodland’s defense would continue to stifle UHS in the second as Goodland only allowed seven points the second half while putting up 21 points themselves and cruising to a 34 point win.
Cowgirls had three girls in double figures led by 14 points each from Sydney Hahn & Talexa Weeter. Emma Lehman added 11. Goodland was great from three (6/15) & the foul line making 10 of 17 attempts. They also forced 22 turnovers out of Ulysses.
The Lady Tiger’s leading scorer was Jocelin Baeza who had 5 points in the loss.
The win was the third in a row for GHS over Ulysses and took the overall series lead 12-11. The victory improved Goodland to 16-2 overall & 4-0 in the GWAC, their best recored in 40 years. The loss for Ulysses was their 7th in a row as they fell to 2-15 overall & remained winless in the GWAC.
Coach Bill Biermann Postgame
COWBOYS 68 TIGERS 55
For one of the very rare times this year the Goodland boys got off to an extremely fast start and led 11-0 before Ulysses was able to put the ball in the basket. Cole Linton was the leader of the fast starting knocking in his first three triples. Goodland road Linton’s hot shooting to a 20-6 lead and would continue pull away to lead 37-19 at halftime, their largest lead at half of the season.
After Goodland put up a season high first half point total, Ulysses found their offense’s footing in the third quarter and started chipping away at the lead to only be down 14 going into the fourth. The Tigers would get the Cowboys’ lead down to eight early in the fourth but Goodland was able to make shot and free throws down the stretch to get the 13 point win.
Cowboy’s had four of their five starter score double figures led by Cole Linton’s 19 points & five made threes. Devontay Hardy recorded his second career double-double with a career-high 16 points & 11 rebounds. Brennan Brumbaugh added 13 and Leyton had 12. GHS once again shot it great from three hitting nine of 17. They also made 17 of 23 foul shots.
Ulysses had three guys with ten-plus points led 17 point a piece from Lance Walker & Aaron Galindo.
Ulysses still leads the series 16-9 but with the win Goodland won three in a row for the first time since 2018. GHS is now 9-9 overall & 2-2 in the GWAC while Ulysses is now 5-12 overall & 1-4 in the GWAC.
Coach Mikey Doll Postgame
Up Next: Goodland will hosts Hugoton on Saturday. The girls game will have the GWAC title on the line and feature two top-5 ranked teams in 3A. Ulysses will play against Guymon (OK) on Tuesday.