Colby, KS — Another installment of the Colby/Goodland rivalry took place Tuesday night inside the Colby Community Building with the Eagles take both games. Colby girls winning 32-30 & boys, 70-45.
Colby Lady Eagles 32 Goodland Cowgirls 30
The Eagles and the Cowgirls certainly knew each other pretty well heading into the Tuesday night contest as it was going to be the third meeting this season already, with Colby winning both times. Colby got out to a quick start leading 12-6 at the end of the first quarter. Then both teams would struggle to put the ball in the hoop combining to score 13 points in the second making it a 19-12 lead for CHS at halftime.
Goodland would close the gap to two at the end of the third making it 21-19 and keep it at two with less than four minutes to play in contest until a made three by Brooklyn Jones & a steal followed by a layup by Hallie Vaughn would push to lead to seven for the Eagles with just over three to play. Goodland would get the lead to two and get a stop with seven seconds remaining, then junior Taighe Weeter would take the ball all the way to rim just to see it lip out as the buzzer sounded to give Colby the 32-30 victory.
Colby (11-7, 5-3 in GWAC) was led by Brooklyn Jones who had a game-high 13 points and also got 10 points from Hallie Vaughn. Goodland (4-14, 1-7 in GWAC) top scorer was also their top rebounder, Freshman Emma Lehman who earned her first career double-double with ten points & ten rebounds. Goodland’s leading scorer on the season, Taighe Weeter was held to a season low six points in the loss.
Colby has now won the last five meetings with Goodland.
Goodland Head Coach Bill Biermann Postgame:
Colby Eagles Goodland Cowboys
Unlike the girls, this was just the second meeting between the Colby & Goodland boys this season. But it was almost deja vu as Colby, just like in the first meeting this season got up big in the first quarter leading 21-2 at the start of the second period. Goodland would win the second quarter outscoring the Eagles 12-10 but would still trail at halftime 31-14.
Colby kept their foot on the gas in the second half as they would push their lead to 55-32 by the start of the fourth and in the end would end up winning by 25, 70-45 the final. The 25 point victory was the largest by Colby over Goodland since before 2006.
Colby (11-7, 5-3 in GWAC) was led by Jordan Schippers who had a 20 points, he was one of three Eagles to score in double figures. Goodland (1-17, 1-7 in GWAC) got a career-high 20 points from junior Henry Cole in the losing effort.
Colby has now won the last two meetings after Goodland had won the previous six.
Goodland Head Coach Mikey Doll Postgame:
UP NEXT: Colby teams will head to Hugoton while Goodland returns home to host Ulysses on Friday.
PHOTO CREDIT: Leon Volk