GOODLAND, KS — Offense certainly came at a premium Tuesday night for the Goodland Cowgirl and Cowboy basketball teams as they both fell to rival Colby inside the Max Jones Field House.
Girls: Colby 37 Goodland 22
Both teams came off the opening tip quite cold on the offensive side of the ball as Colby jumped ahead of Goodland at the end of the first quarter 6-2. Colby would pull away a little more by halftime but would only hold a ten point advantage. It was the thrid period where Colby really did its damage scoring 13 points to just three for Goodland and the Cowgirls could not recover losing by 15 in the end, 37-22. 22 points was the fewest scored by Goodland this season.
Colby, who was playing without one its top players in Jill Stephens was led by Hallie Vaughn who had a game high 15 points. Goodland’s Taighe Weeter led GHS with 11 points. Only one other Cowgirl would score more than 2 points in the game and that was Kerrigan Rudolph.
With the loss Goodland fell to 2-6 overall & 1-3 in GWAC while Colby improved to 6-3 overall & 2-1 in conference.
GOODLAND GIRLS HEAD COACH BILL BIERMANN POSTGAME:
Boys: Colby 51 Goodland 27
It was almost déjà vu in the boys contest as both teams struggled to find the bottom of the net in the first quarter. Colby would only score ten but in comparison to Goodland that was quite big considering that Goodland was shut out and would not score until 4:30 left in the first half. Goodland would close on a 9-0 run to end the half and be only down 20-9 at halftime. But the Eagles would have a huge third quarter outscoring Goodland 21-9 and pull away in the end to get the win 51-27 and their first conference win of the season.
Goodland’s Chase Johnson led GHS with a career high ten points & five rebounds. Colby would have 6 different players score six or more points led by Jordan Schippers who had a game-high eleven.
Goodland now sits at 0-8 overall and 0-4 in GWAC play. Colby improved their record to 5-4 overall, 1-2 in the GWAC.
GOODLAND BOYS HEAD COACH MIKEY DOLL POSTGAME:
UP NEXT: Goodland heads to Ulysses on Friday while Colby hosts Hugoton.
*Photo Credit: Leon Volk