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Written by Don Owen on December 17 for the NKyTribune. You can read the original article by clicking here.

It’s not a big surprise that former St. Henry High School standout Adam Goetz has made a successful transition to college basketball.

Now a sophomore at Mount St. Joseph University, Goetz is a starting guard and averages 15.6 points per game. The Erlanger native poured in 17 points Saturday afternoon as Mount St. Joseph defeated visiting Earlham, 94-57, in Cincinnati.

Goetz buried five 3-pointers in the win over Earlham as Mount St. Joseph won its fifth consecutive game and upped its record to 6-3. The 6-foot-1 Goetz has connected on a team-leading 23 shots from 3-point range this season, making 52.3 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc.

A week ago, Goetz scored a season-high 24 points as Mount St. Joseph posted an 80-72 win at Anderson (Ind.). Three days earlier during an 84-68 victory at Rose-Hulman, Goetz netted 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the field. He has scored in double figures seven times this season.

As a freshman, Goetz averaged 12.9 points per game as Mount St. Joseph posted a 20-7 record. He also shot 42-for-104 from 3-point range and dished out 48 assists last season.

During his career at St. Henry, Goetz averaged 14.4 points as a junior and 18.6 points as a senior. He scored more than 1,000 points during his three-year varsity career and was twice named to the Northern Kentucky Division II All-Conference Team.


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