Goessel too much for ECS cagers

By Steve Sell
February 06, 2016

ELYRIA — A pair of athletic Goessel basketball teams spoiled Elyria Christian School’s homecoming on Friday.

Rachel Adamyk’s 18 points weren’t enough as the Bluebird girls — who had several players off their state championship volleyball team as mainstays — blazed to a 59-32 victory.

Goessel led 32-15 at the half to take the suspense out of the game.

“We were simply outmatched by a more athletic team tonight,” ECS coach Greg Fields said. “Goessel has the best team they have had in years and they just keep coming at you with 6-0 players who can jump out of the gym. Rachel did a good job finding ways to score despite having a great player smothering her with outstanding defense.  I thought our girls did a nice job handling their fullcourt press. That was something we worked on a lot the last couple of days and Goessel eventually took the press off. We also worked on blocking out, but I think we allowed over half of their points from second or third attempts.”

• GOESSEL BOYS 62, ELYRIA 47 — Elyria trailed only 26-20 at the half, but the Bluebirds turned on the afterburners in the second half.

Tyler Thiessen led the Eagles with 17 points and Aidan Fields added 11. Elyria couldn’t contain Zac Wiens, who poured in 30 points.

“Zac Wiens played well for them as we had a difficult time stopping him inside,” ECS coach Ben Starburg said.

Starburg was proud that his team cut a big lead down, but Goessel made its free throws to pull away.