COLBY, KS — The Goodland basketball teams completed the regular season sweep of their rival Colby on Tuesday night inside the Community Building. Girls winning 48-46. Boys winning 62-54
COWGIRLS 48 LADY EAGLES 46
After a highly contested first quarter that saw six lead changes between the two squads Goodland pulled away in the second quarter thanks in part to two Talexa Weeter three pointers. Goodland would outscore Colby 18 to 4 in the second quarter and lead at halftime 27-14.
Colby would find their offensive touch in the second half and trim the Goodland lead to eight heading into the fourth quarter. The Lady Eagles would continue to make big shots including three triples, two coming from Briana Barnett, in the forth and Goodland continued its struggles from the foul line. But Colby just ran out of time as Goodland held on for the two point win.
Talexa Weeter led Goodland with a game-high 21 points, 12 of them coming on four made threes. Lindsey Cure, Emma Lehman & Atalee Amthor each added six a piece as GHS improved to 13-2 overall and 3-0 in GWAC action.
Colby had two gals in double-figures led by 16 points from Emma Curry. Brooklyn Jones added 10 as Colby dropped its third game in a row to slip to 8-8 overall and 1-2 in GWAC play.
After losing eight in a row to Colby heading into this season Goodland has now won two meetings in a row.
Coach Bill Biermann Postgame
COWBOYS 62 EAGLES 54
The boys game was certainly a tail of two halves. Colby won the first grabbing the early 16-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and would stretch that lead two ten, 33-23, by halftime most due the white-hot shooting of Ryan Meyers who did not miss a shot in the first half and scored 17 points.
Colby would push that lead up to 13 early in the third quarter before Goodland would get it cut to ten. Then Colby’s second best player Peyton Wahlmeier, who had been a force inside most the game, was injured when Leyton Cure ran into him in a fast break situation. The game changed from that moment on. Goodland’s defensive intensity ramped up and that led to them only being down 41-36 at the end of the third quarter.
Goodland’s great play would hit a high point in the fourth quarter as they continued to turn great defense into successful offense and score more points (26) than they did in in their loss to Holcomb on Friday (25). Matt Nemechek had three big plays in the quarter, two being clutch three’s and the other a steal and assist to Leyton Cure. That led to Goodland regaining the lead and pulling away for an eight point win.
Goodland had one of its better shooting nights from three connecting on eight of 16 from behind the arc. Cowboys had three guys in double-figures led by 21 points from Brennan Brumbaugh who hit three of the triples. Cole Linton added 14 and Leyton Cure had 11 as Goodland improved to 7-9 overall and earning its first GWAC win to get to 1-2 in league play.
Ryan Meyers led the game in scoring with 22 points and Hunter Vaughn added 10 as Colby lost its sixth game in a row to slip to 6-10 overall & 1-2 in the GWAC.
Goodland has now won two in a row over Colby after losing five in a row to the Eagles.
Coach Mikey Doll Postgame
Up Next: Goodland head south to face Stanton County on Friday. Colby will remain home to host Hays on Friday as well.