|Lady Dragons dominate Haxtun, Dundy County; fall to Cougars|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
After a busy week of basketball, the Lady Dragons finished with two big wins over Dundy County, Neb. and Haxtun and a loss to Burlington.
Coach Arlan Scholl said the girls are showing steady improvement, and he felt good about getting two quality wins last week.
Holyoke fans were seeing all things pink Monday night when the Dragons hosted a Pink Out for the Burlington game. Clad in pink and white jerseys, the Lady Dragons used the game as an opportunity to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.
Nearly $250 was raised, which will stay local and go to the Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation.
The Dragons have a tough week ahead with their last two regular season games against Akron and Sedgwick County. “We will be prepared and give our best in practice and on the court,” said Scholl.
The Sedgwick County game will be important and could have an impact on Holyoke’s district seeding, he added.
Holyoke 57, Dundy Co. 46
Home court basketball action last Tuesday, Feb. 7 produced a nice win for the Lady Dragons. They took down Dundy County 57-46.
Scores were tight in the first half, leaving the two teams tied 18-18 at halftime. Holyoke stepped it in gear in the second half, with almost half their total points in the fourth quarter alone. Those 27 points secured the win for the Dragons.
Laura Gerk was on fire Tuesday night, scoring 26 points including five two-pointers, three from behind the arc and seven for eight in free throws.
Maddie King and Erin Vieselmeyer also landed in the double digits with 14 and 12 points respectively.
Chandler Gerk led Holyoke rebounding with seven in addition to her five assists Tuesday night. King came away with four steals and two blocks.
Holyoke 49, Haxtun 22
The Lady Dragons put away a great game against Haxtun last Thursday night, Feb. 9, beating the Bulldogs 49-22.
HHS kept Haxtun to two points in the first quarter, putting up 17 points to start off the game, including three three-point baskets by senior Laura Gerk.
The Dragons continued to dominate with a 28-9 lead at halftime. They again outscored the Bulldogs in the second half for a strong 27-point advantage at the end of the game.
Brooke Parker looks to pass the ball during the Lady Dragons’ game
Laura Gerk was again on target Thursday night, scoring nearly half of Holyoke’s points. She sunk three two-pointers, five three-pointers and two for two from the line for 23 points.
Erin Vieselmeyer also put up 11 points for the Dragons.
King finished the game with 10 rebounds and three blocks, and Laura Gerk had six steals and four assists.
Holyoke 39, Burlington 65
The Lady Dragons struggled with a 39-65 loss against a tough Burlington team at home Monday night, Feb. 13.
Burlington came out strong in the first half, leading 26-19 at halftime. While Holyoke stayed consistent throughout all four quarters, Burlington really put up the points and pulled ahead in the second half, outscoring the Dragons 39-20 in the third and fourth quarters.
Leading Holyoke scoring was Erin Vieselmeyer with 15 points including seven two-pointers and one for two from the free throw line.
Audi Peña and KrisAnna Ham finished with 100 percent in free throws, with four for four and three for three respectively.
Erin Vieselmeyer led rebounds with eight. Chandler Gerk had five steals and five assists against Burlington.
HHS hosts Akron Thursday, Feb. 16 with games beginning at 4 p.m.
Holyoke girls finish up regular season action Friday, Feb. 17 on the road against Sedgwick County, beginning at 4 p.m. in Ovid.
District competition will kick off next Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Holyoke Enterprise February 16, 2012