GOODLAND, KS — The Goodland basketball teams began their 2018-19 seasons at home on Friday night hosting Syracuse. Both games did not go the way Goodland would have liked as the girls lost 66-54 and the boys fell 57-44.
Cowgirls got out to a 20-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and lead 32-29 at halftime. But GHS would get out scored 12-4 in the third quarter and by 15 points overall in the second half to lose their 18th straight game dating back to last season. Cowgirls were led by junior Taighe Weeter who had a game high 25 points and senior Jessi Duell who finished second on the team in scoring with 12.
Even though the Cowgirls had ten less turnovers than the Lady Bulldogs, Syracuse won the battle on the boards 32 to 18 which was the decided factor. Goodland (0-1) will play Lakin on Thursday in the first round of the 30th Annual Topside Tipoff Tournament in Goodland.
As for the Cowboys, after trailing most of the first half GHS would take the lead at the half thanks to a Henry Cole three-pointer making it 21-20. But Goodland would come out in the second and commit back to back turnovers which would lead to lay-ups for Syracuse and the Bulldogs would not surrender the lead after that. Outscoring Goodland in the back half 37-23.
Sophomore Brennen Brumbaugh led GHS with 11 points & 6 rebounds. Senior’s Garin Ihrig & Mark Rodriguez would chip is nine points each in the loss. The game was decided at the free throw line as Syracuse shot 33 free throws making 26, while Goodland only went 9 of 22.
Goodland (0-1) will play Wray on Thursday in the first round of the 30th Annual Topside Tipoff Tournament in Goodland.
*Photo Credit: Jackie Elliott
Girls HC Bill Biermann
Boys HC Mikey Doll
GOODLAND, KS — The Goodland Wrestling team also got their season underway earlier this week as they hosted Wray & Decatur Community in a double-dual at the Max Jones Fieldhouse. The young Cowboy team would drop both duals, falling 72-6 to Wray with DJ Knox being the only Cowboy to score points due to forfeit. And later in the night GHS would fall to DCHS 42-33. Gantzen Miller would be the only wrestler to score who didn’t have an opening at their weight.
Goodland was supposed to wrestle at the Gabel Jenkins Tourney in St. Francis on Saturday but it was cancelled due to weather. Up next is the Eagle Invitational in Colby next Friday & Saturday.