Eagle girls make title game

By Steve Sell
December 09, 2015

GOESSEL — The Canton-Galva girls are heading to the championship game of the Goessel Invitational.

The Eagles pummeled Central Christian 56-31 Tuesday night to advance to Saturday’s title game. Their opponent will be determined after Thursday’s games. 

The Eagles crushed Central in the first half, rocketing to a 32-11 lead.

Cassidy Enns’ 31 points propelled the Eagles, who also received 10 points from Zoe Unruh and eight from Kelli Nightingale.

C-G improved to 3-0 on the season.

The Eagle boys could not join the girls in the championship circle as they fell 50-41 to Central Christian.

The Eagles struggled from the outset, as they were down nine points after a quarter and it was an even game the rest of the way.

“We missed way too many gimmes and free throws tonight to get a win,” C-G coach Shane Duncan said. “We recovered from an abysmal first half (4 of 21 from the field) to get back in the game, but we couldn't capitalize when needed. Central Christian went up 19 in the third quarter and we got it down to seven with 4 minutes to go. Unfortunately, we went 4 of 11 from the line with two missed front ends of a 1-and-1 in the fourth quarter.”

Travis Unruh had another stellar game for the Eagles with 19 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Zach Snow, who had back-to-back double-doubles to open the season, came close with nine points and eight boards.

C-G, now 2-1, will play on Saturday, with the opponent to be known after Thursday’s games.