HOLCOMB, KS — The Cowgirls (5-1, 1-0), coming off of their first loss of the season in the Topside Tipoff finale to Dodge City, made a statement to the rest of the league as they rolled the Lady Longhorns 64-33.
Goodland came out of the gates hot from behind the arc knocking down three, three-pointers including one at the buzzer from 22 feet to close the period from Talexa Weeter with GHS up 18-9. Goodland would pull away in the second outscoring Holcomb 14-2 to lead by 21 at the break.
Goodland would not let up in the third quarter as they pulled away thanks to a 22-10 run and practically put the game out of reach. Mostly backups would play in the final quarter as the Cowgirls coasted to the 31 point win.
Every cowgirl who got into the game was able to put the ball in the basket, led once again from sophomore Talexa Weeter who matched her season average with 23 points. Goodland had three girls score seven or more points with Lindsey Cure & Olivia Lehman getting eight points each and Emma Lehman chipping in seven.
Holcomb (1-4, 0-2) was led by freshman Jera Kruleski who got 15 points coming off the bench and seven points from Nicole Ruda who was held scoreless in the first half.
Goodland once again shot it great from behind the arc making six of eleven triples and were plus-nine in the rebounding battle as they won for the third straight time over the Lady Longhorns.
GOODLAND — 18 14 22 10 — 64
HOLCOMB — 9 2 10 12 — 33
Goodland: Tal. Weiter 23 & 5. Cure 8 & 7. O. Lehman 8 & 1. E. Lehman 7 & 2. Hahn 5 & 1. Mitchek 4 & 1. M. Biermann 3 & 2. H. Biermann 2 & 1. Amthor 2 & 1. Rickard 2 & 1.
Holcomb: Kruleski 15 & 1. Ruda 7 & 1. Blackburn 5 & 3. Rodriguez 2 & 5. Holliday 2 & 2. Jones 2 & 1.
Cowgirls Head Coach Bill Biermann:
HOLCOMB, KS — Holcomb’s high school gymnasium has been a house of honors for the Goodland Cowboys and it once again proved to be that as they were spanked by the Horns, 66-35.
Goodland (2-4, 0-1), who has a bad habit of starting slow once again spotted Holcomb a 9-0 lead that turned into a 20-4 first quarter deficit. Goodland’s poor shooting thru the first half allowed the Longhorns stretch the lead to 38-13 at halftime.
The Cowboys had their best quarter of the game in the third as they were actually able to win the eight minutes but with the game already being so far out of reach it didn’t have much of an impact on the game as HHS cruised to an easy 66-35 win.
Goodland had one of its worst offensive nights of the season as no Cowboy scored in double figures. Leading scorer Brennan Brumbaugh was held to a season-low nine points. Freshmen Cole Linton and Manny Gonzalez added seven & six points respectively.
Holcomb (5-0, 2-0) had three guys score 14-plus points led by Kaden Johnson who had a game-high 17. Cooper Autry had another double-double for HHS with 14 points & 15 rebounds. Longhorns were hot from three hitting on ten of 18 three’s while Goodland made only one of 13.
GHS allowed a season high amount of points while scoring a season low as they dropped their 22nd straight game to Holcomb.
Both teams will be back in action after a longer than usual holiday break on January 8th. Goodland will be at first year GWAC member Cimarron while Holcomb will host Ulysses.
GOODLAND — 4 9 15 7 — 35
HOLCOMB — 20 18 14 14 — 66
Goodland: Brumbaugh 9 & 5. Linton 7 & 3. Gonzalez 6 & 4. Hardy 4 & 3. T. Daise 4 & 1. Nemechek 3 & 2. Mull 2 & 0. Ordonez 0 & 2. Majoral 0 & 1.
Holcomb: Johnson 17 & 5. Autry 14 & 15. Van Pelt 14 & 1. Long 9 & 1. Sizemore 7 & 5. Mesa 1 & 1. Novak 1 & 1. Chung 1 & 0. See 0 & 1.