SCOTT CITY, KS — Goodland basketball experienced a night of games that saw two contests start and end in complete opposite of each other as the Cowgirls overcame a slow start to steamroll Scott City 57-37 while the Cowboys jumped out to an early lead only to lose it in the fourth quarter and fall 54-43 to the Beavers.
COWGIRLS 57 LADY BEAVERS 37
After a dominant win from start to finish on Friday night over Lakin the Cowgirls started their game against Scott a little sluggish and was only up one 8-7 at the end of the first quarter. But the second quarter GHS woke up and got a couple of big steals from Mikayla Biermann & Sydney Hahn to spark a huge quarter in which Goodland outscored the Lady Beavers, 19-0 to lead at halftime 27-7. It was the second straight game with Goodland pitching a shutout for an entire quarter.
Goodland would continue to play well in the second half but Scott City found their offensive footing and both teams would end up score 30 points in the second half for Goodland to up with the 20 point win.
It was a complete team win for Goodland who had 10 different ladies score. Led by three girls in double figures: Talexa Weeter and Lindsey Cure with 11 & Emma Lehman with ten. Cure also had a game-high 11 rebounds to record her second double-double of her career as Goodland improved to 11-2.
Scott City was led by Brooke Strike who had 12 points & 5 rebounds, both team highs. Amber Latta had 9 points & Erika Felker added 8 in the loss for the Beavers who fell to 2-11.
Scott City still leads the all-time series since 2007, 15-14.
Coach Bill Biermann Postgame
BEAVERS 54 COWBOYS 43
In one of the few times since the turn of the century the Goodland Cowboys came into a game against Scott City as the favorite. And for a good majority of the game the Cowboys looked like the better team.
Goodland, who is known for its slow starts actually got off to one of its better starts knocking down two early threes but Scott would close the quarter strong and tie it at eight going in to the second. The second quarter played similar to the first with Goodland playing well and getting up by eight at one point in time only to see that lead evaporate late thanks in part to two deep threes from Scott’s Austin Thon and when both team headed in at half the score was square at 24 a piece.
The third quarter Goodland once again found a way to keep itself in front thanks to 12 of their 14 points in the period coming from the combination of Cole Linton & Leyton Cure and with leading scorer Brennan Brumbaugh on the bench with three fouls. The Cowboys were able to keep the Beavers at bay and lead going into the fourth 38-35.
The fourth quarter is where things took a drastic turn. Goodland turned it over on their first two possessions and never once again looked in sync on offense. While Scott City found itself having its way inside the paint with layups and second chance points. The Beavers in fourth outscored Goodland, 19-5 on their way to a comeback win.
Despite knocking down season-high nine three pointers, Goodland got manhandled on the glass 28-14 and allowing Scott City to score a season-high in points. Not a single Cowboy got into double figures. Brumbaugh had nine points, all in the first half, Linton added eight and Cure had seven.
Scott had three guys score ten-plus points. Blaine Culp & Carter Gooden each had 12 and Gus Hawkin added ten. SCHS also got 23 points off the bench for improve to 3-9 on the seasons and improve to 32-4 over GHS since 2000.
The loss dropped Goodland to 5-8 overall.
Coach Mikey Doll Postgame
Up Next: Goodland will return home to host St. Francis on Tuesday and then Holcomb on Friday. Scott City will also be at home all next week taking on Hays & Ulysses.