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Buhler Teams Show Some Grit, Both Come Up Short Against Goddard

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BUHLER, Kan. – Despite leading briefly in the second quarter, the Buhler boys found themselves a possession or two behind most of the evening on Tuesday against 5A foe Goddard. The Crusaders dropped to 1-1 following the 51-46 loss to the Lions.

Foul trouble for Buhler forward Jacob Miller left plenty of room for Goddard’s Jake Jasnoski to operate in the post. Jasnoski was efficient around the rim, scoring a game-high 20 points on 9 of 14 shooting.

The Crusaders kept the game close, thanks in part to Goddard’s struggles from the three-point arc. The Lions finished the contest just 2 of 18.

Mitchell McDaniel set a new career scoring high, finishing with 14 points. Jeffrey Neill added nine points and four rebounds.

Goddard 42, Buhler girls 39 – A valiant comeback effort came up just short for the Buhler girls, who like the boys, fell to 1-1 with a 42-39 loss to Goddard. Behind a suffocating defense, the Lions built a 17-point lead early in the second quarter.

Applying their own defensive pressure, Buhler swung the momentum and trimmed the lead to seven at the half. It would eventually shrink to a single possession in the second half. The Crusaders dominated points in the paint, 20-8, and outrebounded the Lions 32-28.

In the end, Goddard eked out just enough points at the free throw line to hang on.

Buhler got a game-high 13 points from Gracie Oard and 11 points from Sammie Brooks.

Both teams are back in action Friday at home against Hutchinson.