Girls Basketball: Bethlehem Academy climbs back to best GoodhueGoodhue suffered a disappointing loss Thursday night and have Coach Josh Wieme struggling to figure out how his team can close out games in the final minutes.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Goodhue suffered a disappointing loss Thursday night and have Coach Josh Wieme struggling to figure out how his team can close out games in the final minutes.
Fourth-ranked (1A) Goodhue led 26-17 at halftime and had a 5-point advantage with just over a minute remaining in the non-conference game.
“We finished the game with five straight turnovers,” Wieme said. “This has happened a few times before. We’ve had a lot of close games and we haven’t been handling these situations very well.”
The Wildcats drop to 16-3 overall with the loss to the Section 1A-West opponent.
Jessie Mathews led 10th-ranked (1A) Bethlehem Academy with a game-high 27 points, including 24 in the second half.
“She got hot in the second half,” Wieme said. “And we didn’t help very well on her as the game went on.”
Junior Mikayla Miller paced Goodhue with 26 points and eight rebounds. Teammate Mikayla Tipcke scored 11 points, while junior Kali Ryan contributed 10. Junior Meredith Watson pulled down eight rebounds.
The Wildcats play host to Lake City Friday night.