Friday, December 14, 2007

Tough Teams Lead Goodhue to a Tough Start

The boy’s basketball team had the Red Wing invitational to open the season. In game one we had Red Wing. The three A school handed the Cats a 65-30 loss. The game was close for the 1st half with Goodhue tying the game at 11-11 with a three pointer by Sean Thomforde. But it was all Red Wing from there, going on a 15-2 run to close out the half. With the game only 26 to 13 at the break the Wingers stormed out of the gate led by Caleb Rosenow. “We ran into a very good 3A team tonight,” said Goodhue Guard Sean Thomforde. They went on to take a 51-22 lead behind his game high 18 points. Goodhue was lead by Dan McNamara had six points to lead the Cats. Blayne Erie and DJ Buck added five apiece. Goodhue had trouble taking care of the ball with Red Wings full court trapping defense. The Wingers forced 27 turnovers out of the Cats. Which led to countless fast-break lay-ups.

In game two of the Tournament the Wildcats took on Faribault. Their wide open offence led them to a 59-82 win over the cats. The Falcons shot 50% from the field and shot 45% from beyond the arc. Goodhue cut the lead to 20-22 late in the 1st half but a 12-2 in the final minutes of the half to take a 45-30 lead at the half. “It was like night and day for us from yesterday to today,” said senior co-captain Kelby Buck. Goodhue just couldn’t keep up the Falcon’s potent offense in the 2nd half.

Goodhue was lead by Brett Watson with 15 points. Sean Thomforde added 14 and Blayne Erie added 12. Dan McNamara snared 14 rebounds as well. The Cats for the 2nd straight night were plagued by turnovers they had 15. “If we want to be successful this season we need to limit turnovers,” said Thomforde. Despite Faribault’s extreme height advantage they only out-rebounded the Cats by three. Goodhue will travel to Stewartville to open up the conference schedule on Tuesday and will host Winona Cotter on Friday.

by DJ Buck

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