|Tough weekend coming up for Lady Dragons|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
|Tuesday, 24 January 2012 17:08|
Yuma got the best of the Lady Dragons for the second time this season, with a strong 38-23 win for the Indians Tuesday, Jan. 17.
“The Yuma loss was very disappointing to myself and our team,” said coach Arlan Scholl. “We really felt that we had worked hard and prepared to compete against the aggressive physical style that we faced against Yuma. However, it just was not to be.”
The girls picked themselves back up, added Scholl, and found the character they needed to go on the road to Wiggins and get a good district win. The Dragons easily defeated the Tigers 34-19 last Friday, Jan. 20.
“As a team, we still struggle offensively at times, but our defense is very solid and keeps us in games during these times,” said Scholl.
The Lady Dragons better be prepared to put that defense into play as they have a very tough stretch of games coming up.
This weekend they are on the road to face number one-ranked and undefeated Akron followed by an undefeated Caliche team.
“I can assure you that these girls will prepare hard and give their best on the court,” said Scholl. “It should be a very fun and interesting week.”
Holyoke 23, Yuma 38
Facing a very physical Yuma team last Tuesday, Holyoke struggled to find the basket from the start of the game. The Indians led 10-1 at the end of the first quarter.
Yuma continued to build up their lead, outscoring the Dragons in the second and fourth quarters as well. Holyoke defense kept them to two points in the second quarter, but Yuma still finished with a 15-point lead at the end of the game.
In team stats, senior Laura Gerk led with seven points including one three-pointer and a perfect four for four in free throws.
Erin Vieselmeyer brought down seven rebounds while Maddie King had two blocks and Chandler Gerk had four steals.
Holyoke 34, Wiggins 19
The Dragons came out strong Friday night in Wiggins, dominating the first half 17-6 over the Tigers.
Wiggins kept Holyoke to zero points in the third quarter, adding eight points to their score.
HHS exploded in the final quarter, putting up 17 points including 10 by Vieselmeyer. This junior landed herself a double-double Friday night with 16 total points and 12 rebounds.
Dragon free throws were at 85 percent with six for eight by Laura Gerk, three for three by King and two for two by Vieselmeyer.
KrisAnna Ham had three steals, and Chandler Gerk had two assists.
Upcoming girls’ basketball action
HHS is on the road again Friday, Jan. 27 to Akron for 4 p.m. games.
Saturday, Jan. 28, Caliche hosts the Dragons starting at 3 p.m.
Holyoke Enterprise January 26, 2012