|HHS boys come up short in Yuma|
|Written by Chris Lee|
After splitting their first two games of the season, the Holyoke Dragons traveled to Yuma Saturday, Dec. 11 to face the Indians.
The boys fell behind early and were unable to claw their way back for a victory, falling 40-58.
The Dragons got off to a slow start only finding 10 points in the first half. Yuma managed to hang 31 on the scoreboard to take the 31-10 lead into the locker room.
Holyoke hit the floor running in the second half outscoring the Indians 30-27 but the deficit was too much to overcome and the Dragons fell 40-58.
“The kids’ effort was unbelievable,” coach Scott Dille said. “They played hard for all four quarters. If we continue to give that effort, we will be able to compete.”
Reid Baumgartner and Alex Quintana led the team with nine points apiece. All of Baumgartner’s points came from beyond the arc after burying three from downtown.
Brian DeBoer finished perfect from the charity stripe going three for three.
The coach said the team needs to continue improving and nailing down each individual strength. He is happy with the way the defense is playing and hopes to see the offense come together and click once they find out how to best work in each individual strength.
The Dragons hold a 1-2 record heading into this weekend’s actions.
The Dragons will travel to Brush Friday, Dec. 17 and Sedgwick County Saturday, Dec. 18. Games are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday.