The Goessel girls basketball team moved to 5-0 with a lopsided road victory for the Bluebirds, as the team sprinted to 45-23 win at Rural Vista.
Goessel’s defense allowed Rural Vista only one point in the first quarter, but the Bluebirds only collected eight points of their own. Aleena Cook, Olivia Duerksen and Page Hiebert all added points to go up 12-1. Rural Vista picked up a few hard-earned points, and Goessel was ahead 22-12 at halftime.
Erin Brubaker began the scoring in the third quarter with a lay-up, Cook banked in a basket, and Brubaker hit a 3-pointer as the Bluebirds led 29-12. Goessel blew open the game, leading 36-17 at the end of three periods, although unable to hit a single free throw. Goessel collected 17 steals for the game. The Bluebirds coasted to a 45-23 win in the first Wheat State League game of the season.
Page Hiebert led the Bluebirds with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 7 steals. Aleena Cook scored 8 points with 4 assists and 5 steals. Eden Hiebert scored 8 points, Erin Brubaker hit 5 points, Olivia Duerksen 4 points and Brittney Hiebert rounded out the scoring with 2 points.
Goessel will play at Peabody Jan. 6 and at Pretty Prairie Jan. 9.