|Girls score two wins|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
“It was good to win two in a row,” reported HHS girls’ basketball coach Arlan Scholl after two Lady Dragon victories over Yuma and Wiggins last week.
“It felt extra special,” he said, “because these were district tournament seeding games.” Holyoke now has two wins and zero losses in the district. “This gives a huge advantage when it comes tournament time,” added Scholl.
“Obviously, our team goal is to get back to the state tournament, and this goes a long way in helping us achieve that goal.”
Scholl said their district is tough, with four of the teams currently ranked in the top 10 2A teams in the state of Colorado.
“We look forward to a tough match up with Akron this next Friday,” he said, “and then our ‘Pink Zone’ game on Saturday against Caliche.”
Marci Vasa leads the pack in early action on the Dragon court Tuesday night, Jan. 18.
Holyoke 35, Yuma 29
Home-court action against Yuma Tuesday, Jan. 18 was an exciting game for Dragon fans as HHS came away with the 35-29 win.
Out of nine two-point shots on Tuesday, the Lady Dragons sunk eight of them in the first half, giving Holyoke the 18-16 lead at halftime.
Twelve of their 17 points in the second half came from free throw baskets, securing the six-point win over Yuma.
In team stats, Laura Gerk led the Dragons with 13 points including two two-pointers, one three-point shot and six for seven from the line. Marci Vasa added 11 points including three two-pointers and five for nine in free throws.
Vasa brought down 14 rebounds followed by Mallory Bennett with 13.
Bennett and Erin Vieselmeyer each had one block while Vasa had three assists.
The Dragons landed 13 steals in Tuesday’s game including three apiece for Gerk and Bennett.
Holyoke 44, Wiggins 38
A strong push in Friday’s fourth quarter gave the girls’ varsity just what they needed to find the 44-38 win over Wiggins Jan. 21.
The home game started off slow for Holyoke, but after outscoring Wiggins in the second period, they led by one point at halftime. HHS struggled in the third quarter, giving the Tigers a three-point lead heading into the final period.
With 19 points in the fourth quarter, the Dragons gladly took the six-point victory.
Bennett led in Holyoke scoring with 16 points including seven two-point shots and two for four from the line.
HHS was at 61 percent in free throws including two for two by Kaylee Groshans, four for five by Gerk and two for four by Vasa.
In rebounds, Bennett led with seven. Vasa had two assists on Friday, and Heather Duester grabbed two steals.
HHS hosts Akron Friday, Jan. 28. Games are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
Lady Dragons will think pink this Saturday at the annual Pink Zone game against Caliche Saturday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. Scholl said they invite all Dragon basketball fans to come out on Saturday night, wear pink and join in the fight against cancer.