By William / www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
GOESSEL – Due to illness issues the Canton/Galva boys had not played a competitive game in 18 days until Saturday when they went on the road to play Goessel and came home with a 14-point, 59-45 loss.
“Coming back off an 18-day layoff we did not shoot the ball well,” explained Eagle head coach Larry O’Connor. “I was happy with stretches of our play, but we need to start shooting the ball better if we are going to have success. We have a lot of games in the next few weeks, so we need to figure out how bad we want to compete.”
The loss drops the Eagles to 5-4 for the season as they get ready for a busy month of February with makeup games scheduled around the normal schedule beginning with a home tangle with Herington on Tuesday and a road trip to Little River on Friday.
Goessel took an early four-point lead, 13-9, by the end of the first quarter and then held a nine-point advantage at 29-20 going into the halftime break.
Coming out of the intermission, the Eagles offense went brutally cold and managed just a pair of points in the third quarter as Goessel took command of the game by 18 before finishing out with the final 14-point win over Canton/Galva.
No Eagles reached double digits for the night as TJ Koehn led the team in scoring with eight while Jayden Ediger, Garrett Maltbie, and Lane McMannis each chipped in with six.
CANTON/GALVA EAGLES at Goessel
SCORING: 1 2 3 4 FINAL
EAGLES 9 11 2 23 45
Goessel 13 16 11 19 59
TEAM STATS: No Team Stats were Available.
CANTON/GALVA EAGLE SCORING = TJ Koehn – 8; Jayden Ediger – 6; Garrett Maltbie – 6; Lane McMannis – 6; Christian Darrah – 5; Nightingale – 2; Xavier Westbrook – 2.
3-POINTERS MADE (4) = Ediger – 2; McMannis, Darrah – 1.