JOHNSON CITY, KS— In their final regular season road game the Goodland basketball teams picked up a pair of wins at Stanton County. Cowgirls winning 54-30 and the Cowboys winning 54-39.
COWGIRLS 54 LADY TROJANS 30
Goodland jumped out to an early ten point advantage over Stanton County then saw the Lady Trojans close the gap too six before pulling away for a 16-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. Both teams would struggle to make shots in the second period as both teams combined for 15 points and Goodland led at halftime 24-16.
The second half saw Goodland pull away thanks mostly to their ability to force turnovers with their full court press. Leading 41-28 going into the fourth quarter Goodland’s pressure forced ten more turnovers holding Stanton County to just two points while GHS added 13 more to win by 24.
Even though Talexa Weeter led the Cowgirls at half win nine points it was senior Sydney Hahn who ended up with the high point total on the night with a career-high 19 points. Hahn led three Cowgirls in double-figures as Weeter ended up with 16 and Jaxi Mitchek added 11.
Cowgirls once against struggled from the foul line making just 7-15 but made up for it hitting on five of ten threes.
Stanton County was led by Jordyn Snook & Jordyn Tucker who each had nine points the real story with the 27 Lady Trojans turnovers.
The win was the 6th in the row for Goodland who is now 15-2 overall. The loss was Stanton County’s second in a row as they fell to 11-5 overall.
Coach Bill Biermann Postgame
COWBOYS 54 EAGLES 39
Once again the Cowboys got off to a slow start and got down 3-1 early but it wasn’t too long into the game before they found themselves up three going in the second quarter 10-7. The second quarter proved to be decided quarter as Goodland’s defense got multiple stops and turned that into a big 17-6 run to lead at halftime, 27-13. The 14 point led was the largest of the season for GHS.
Both teams found their shooting touch in the second half. Goodland’s Brennan Brumbaugh hit three threes and scored 13 of his teams points in the quarter while his counter part Cole Scott scored all but two of his teams 16 in the third as Goodland pushed its lead to 19. The Cowboys would push the lead to 20 before the Trojans would get the score down to 15 at the final buzzer.
For the second straight ballgame the Cowboys shot the three quite well converting on eight of 18 three pointers. Brennan Brumbaugh was the only Cowboy in double figures with 24 points and six made triples. Devontay Hardy & Trevor Daise each added six points in the win.
It was pretty much a one man show for SCHS as Cole Scott had 31 of the teams 39 points. Rowdy Martin added four more to be the team second leading scorer.
The win was the second road win in a row for the Goodland Cowboys which is something they hadn’t done since 2018. Overall the Cowboys are now 8-9 on the season with win. Stanton County dropped to 5-11 with the loss.
Coach Mikey Doll Postgame
Up Next: Goodland will finish the regular season with three straight home games starting Friday with Ulysses and Hugoton on Saturday. Stanton County will play again on Tuesday hosting Southwestern Heights.