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Eagles Suffer Home Sweep to Goodland

Dan LuceroFebruary 9, 2021

February has thus far not been kind to the Colby Eagles or Lady Eagles on the hardwood, with both teams winless since the calendar flipped to 2021’s second month.

The Lady Eagles lost for the third straight time, losing to Goodland 48-46, while the Eagle boys dropped their sixth in a row, falling 62-54 to Goodland, in action at the Community Building on Tuesday night.

For the second time this year, the Colby and Goodland girls played a down-to-the-wire affair. The lead changed hands seven times in the first quarter alone, with Colby holding a slim 10-9 advantage after eight minutes. Goodland seized the lead for good with a dominant second quarter, outscoring Colby 18-4 and taking a 27-14 lead into the locker room. The Cowgirls led by as many as 19 points in the third quarter, but back-to-back threes from Emma Curry lit a spark under the Lady Eagles, who went on a 12-0 run and got to within 36-28 at the end of the third. Briana Barnett buried consecutive three-pointers to start the fourth quarter to narrow Goodland’s lead to two, but the Cowgirls kept Colby at arm’s length throughout the quarter. Colby had the ball in the waning seconds down by three, but never got to hoist a tying three-point attempt because Goodland fouled Barnett in the backcourt. She made both free throws to close to within 47-46, but Colby was unable to foul until there was less than a second left, and after a made Goodland free throw, the Lady Eagles didn’t have the time for a desperation heave to beat the buzzer.

Curry’s 16 points led Colby in the defeat. with Brooklyn Jones adding 10 points. Talexa Weeter’s 21 points led all scorers for Goodland.

Hear the postgame comments from Lady Eagles head coach Tom Stephens:

The boys game was a rubber match, with Colby and Goodland each claiming a win over the other earlier this season. It looked like Colby would take full command as Ryan Myers scored 14 first-quarter points, helping the Eagles to a 16-9 lead after one. Colby extended their advantage to 33-23 by halftime and stretched it out to 39-26 midway through the third quarter. But the Cowboys would claw their way back with a 10-0 run, and the Eagles would lose senior center Peyton Wahlmeier to injury late in the third quarter. Without their stalwart in the post, Colby struggled for offense the rest of the night, and Goodland pounced. The Cowboys and Eagles traded the lead three times and were tied four times in the fourth quarter before a go-ahead three from Matt Nemechek kick-started a 7-0 Goodland run with under two minutes to play, and that proved decisive.

Myers finished with 22 points to lead all scorers for the Eagles. Hunter Vaughn joined him in double figures with 10 points. Brennan Brumbaugh paced Goodland with 21 points.

Hear the postgame remarks from Eagles head coach Parker McKee:

Goodland’s girls improve to 14-2 and 3-0 in the GWAC while their boys are now 7-9 and 1-2 in GWAC action. Colby’s girls drop to 8-8 and 1-2 in GWAC play, while the Eagle boys are 6-10 and 1-2 in the GWAC.

Colby is back in action Friday night at the Community Building against Hays.

BOXSCORES

GIRLS

GOODLAND 48, COLBY 46

Goodland        9 — 18 —   9 — 12 —- 48
Colby                10 — 4 — 14 — 18 —- 46

Goodland (14-2, 3-0) — H. Biermann 0 0-0 0; Hahn 1 2-5 4; Mitchek 1 0-0 2; Weeter 7 2-4 21; Cure 3 0-2 6; O. Lehman 0 0-0 0; M. Biermann 1 1-3 3; Amthor 3 0-0 6; E. Lehman 2 2-4 6. Totals: 18 7-18 48.

Colby (8-8, 1-2) — Barnett 2 2-2 8; Dodson 2 0-0 5; Jones 4 1-2 10; Finley 0 0-0 0; Wright 0 0-0 0; Carmichael 0 0-0 0; Stanley 1 5-6 7; Curry 6 2-2 16. Totals: 15 10-11 46.

3-point goals — Goodland 5 (Weeter 5); Colby 6 (Barnett 2, Dodson, Jones, Curry 2). Total fouls — Goodland 14, Colby 17. Technical fouls — none. Fouled out — Colby: Dodson, Jones.

BOYS

GOODLAND 62, COLBY 54

Goodland        9 — 14 — 13 — 26 —- 62
Colby               10 — 23 — 8 — 13 —- 54

Goodland (7-9, 1-2) — Linton 3 6-6 14; Nemechek 2 0-0 6; Gonzalez 1 0-0 2; Cure 4 2-3 11; Majoral 1 0-2 2; Hardy 3 0-1 6; Brumbaugh 7 4-7 21; Mull 0 0-0 0; Ordonez 0 0-0 0; Daise 0 0-0 0. Totals: 21 12-19 62.

Colby (6-10, 1-2) — Vaughn 4 1-2 10; Wetter 3 2-5 8; Puckett 0 0-0 0; R. Myers 7 4-4 22; Wahlmeier 4 0-0 8; Rush 1 0-0 2; Rosales 2 0-1 4. Totals: 21 7-12 54.

3-point goals — Goodland 8 (Linton 2, Nemechek 2, Cure, Brumbaugh 3); Colby 5 (Vaughn, R. Myers 4). Total fouls — Goodland 15, Colby 14. Technical fouls — none. Fouled out — none.

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