Eisenhower girls squeeze past Goddard

GODDARD, Kan.--- It was a close game all the way through to the final seconds. A three point shot by Addi Verbeck sealed the deal for the Tigers in a 46-50 win.

Eisenhower’s coach Matt Brumley said history wasn’t on their side coming into tonight. He said this win is the first time the girls have won at Goddard since moving over to Eisenhower High School.

"There was a lot of emotion out there tonight. They's a really good team," said Brumley. "They got some good players, some really good players, some great players actually. And you know it's really been a one sided rivalry for quite a while and these girls know that and they wanted to change that tonight and they came out and played their hearts out."

Eisenhower junior Kennedy Nicholson said, "We were all excited, ready to go. Our team, us working together really helped a lot. We wanted to win so bad so that carried over to the game."

Nicholson shot a game high 22 points with five 3-pointers. She was followed up by Bridget Graham in double digits. Brooke Sullivan fueled Goddard with 15 points while Hackerott played a strong part with 14 points.

Coach Brumley said, "We've been building. Right now we're sitting at 5-1, the girls feel like they're gaining some success they're building some building blocks for the foundation of the program."

"We've been playing really good in the previous games so I was expecting a good game and I'm glad we won," said Nicholson. "It's just a building block, like we're going to go up from here so we'll be ready for the next one."

Goddard will travel to win-less Newton on January 14th. Eisenhower will host Maize South.