|JH boys finish third in A-team tourney|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
After losing a rough overtime ball game to St. Anthony’s in first-round action, the HJHS Dragons defeated Sedgwick County for third place in the A team boys’ basketball tourney Saturday, Dec. 13 at St. Anthony’s in Sterling.
The tournament ended the junior high boys’ season for 2008.
In the first round, Holyoke suffered a 44-42 defeat to St. Anthony’s, but the Dragons came back to pound Sedgwick County 55-22 for third place.
Holyoke 55, Sedgwick Co. 22
Holyoke finished the season out strong with a 33-point win over rival Sedgwick County. The Dragons led throughout the game.
They started out with a four-point lead, then had a dominating 22-point second quarter to lead 30-11 at halftime. The team finished the game out strong, winning 55-22.
Leading the team in scoring was Mathew Golden with 13, followed by Jaydin Goldenstein and Logan Tharp (including three three-pointers) with nine each, Bradley Coyne seven, Deyten Klein five including a three-pointer and two for two in free throws, Saul Ramos and Logan Zeiler four and Trae McCallum and Alfedo Santos with two each.
Holyoke 42, St. Anthony’s 44
Holyoke was outscored 6-4 by St. Anthony’s Saturday in a close overtime period. The Dragons led the first quarter by one. Klein had two three-pointers in this quarter and two more in the second.
By halftime HJHS had increased their lead to 22-17. By the end of regulation play, St. Anthony’s managed to tie the score at 38-38. In overtime St. Anthony’s scored a three-pointer and made three free throws to Holyoke’s four points, taking the 44- 42 win.
Top scorers for the game were Goldenstein and Klein (including four three-pointers) with 16 each. Adding to the score were Phillip Beck seven, Trevor Dalton two and Tharp one.