Tatyanna Goodson had 27 points and 13 rebounds in Niles’ win over Portage Central. (Leader photo/File)
Tatyanna Goodson had 27 points and 13 rebounds in Niles’ win over Portage Central. (Leader photo/File)

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Goodson leads Vikings to big win

Published 10:24am Saturday, February 22, 2014

A 22-point second quarter lifted the Niles girls basketball team to a 67-39 Big 16 West Division win over Portage Central in the regular season finale for both teams.

Tatyanna Goodson scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Vikings to the victory.

With the score knotted at 11-1 after one quarter, Niles outscored the Mustangs 22-10 in the second quarter to break the game open. The Vikings took a 33-21 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Niles continued to built its lead in the second half, holding a 52-29 advantage heading into the final quarter.

Besides Goodson, the Vikings also got 20 points from Elyse Zimmeman and 13 points form Emily Gaines.

Taylor Snyder had nine points for Portage Central.


Niles 67, Portage Central 39


Taylor Coates 2; Aimee VanWalbeck 8; Lexi Hite 1; Taylor Snyder 9; Jessica Dornoff 8; Amber Forrester 8; Sarah Casanto 3. TOTALS: 14 9-13 39


Elyse Zimmerman 20; Tatyanna Goodson 27; Emily Gaines 13; Kylee Myer 2; Jazmin Brann 4; Libby Moody 1. TOTALS: 27 6-16 67


Central                       11       21       29       39

Niles                            11       33       52       67

3-point baskets: Niles 7 (Zimmerman 3, Goodson 2, Gaines 2), Central 2 (Snyder, Casanto). Total fouls (fouled out): Niles 15, Central 12. Varsity record: Niles 12-8


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