C-G splits with Burrton at Goessel

By Steve Sell
December 05, 2017

Canton-Galva’s girls evened their basketball record at 1-1 on Monday with a 58-27 rout of Burrton as part of the Goessel Classic.

The Eagles led 24-12 at the half and were on fire in the second half with 34 points.

Tia Moddelmog poured in 23 points to lead the Eagles. Brianna Gough chipped in with 16.

• Burrton boys 46, Canton-Galva 33 — Canton-Galva’s boys started and finished slow, but were strong in the middle two quarters.

The Eagles scored just 5 points combined in the first and fourth quarters, but put up 28 in the second and third quarters.

Nick Pearson was on fire from long distance, dialing it up five times from beyond the arc to finish with 22 points. Dylan Wood had 7 rebounds, one more than Pearson.

C-G was down 13 points in the third quarter, but put on a tremendous burst with a 12-0 run. But the Chargers outscored the Eagles 15-3 in the final quarter.

“We didn't execute offensively in the first half,” C-G coach Shane Duncan said. “Too many missed layups and open looks. That's two games in a row where we've had missed opportunities early in the game. A lot of energy was spent in the third quarter to get us back in the game. Our press forced them in to a number of turnovers that led to some easy baskets.”

Duncan was pleased with the play of Pearson.  

“Nick scored well tonight. Unfortunately, the rest of the team only had 5 field goals,” he said. “We need to score as a team if we are going to be successful. I thought Dylan Wood was a huge spark in the third quarter with his energy in the press and on the glass.”

C-G plays Goessel tonight.