Three seniors, Jessica Harvey, Johanna Hoffman, and Alex Hiebert, return to lead the Goessel girls’ basketball team this year. All were starters last year, but coach Ryan Hoopes expects to also depend on underclassmen as they get stronger throughout the season.
Harvey leads the team from the point guard position again this year, after scoring in double digits eight times last year. She will use her slashing drives to the bucket to generate points from close range or from the free-throw line.
Johanna Hoffman was the team’s leading scorer last year with a season high 16 points twice in the last four games of the season. She considers the three-point circle friendly territory.
Alex Hiebert, the third senior to return for this season, will play post on offense. Her ability to drop in soft shots around the bucket and rebounding will be an asset to the team.
Erin Brubaker and Makayla King are sophomores that Hoopes expects to see a lot of action in this season. Hoopes also said the addition of seven freshmen will be an asset to this year’s team, and several of them will see varsity action.
Goessel won four games last season, but only one win in the Wheat State League. Hoopes said they hope to finish in the top half of the nine-team league this year.
The first game of the season will be at home with Inman on November 30.