|Girls dominate Merino, Wray|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
“This was a great weekend of basketball for the Lady Dragons,” said coach Arlan Scholl after two huge wins over Merino and Wray.
“We have been practicing hard and challenged the girls to transfer that hustle and hard work into a game situation. That’s exactly what they did.”
Great team defense held their opponents to low scores, with the Dragons winning 63-26 at Merino Friday, Jan. 18 and 60-31 at home against Wray on Saturday.
Not only is their defense on target, their shooting is improving, according to Scholl, and they are putting some points on the board.
“When these girls just relax and let the game come to them, they can be a very good basketball team,” he said. “We really believe in the word ‘team,’ and that is what I am seeing as they continue to play great team defense.”
After two big wins, the team knows they must stay focused, working hard and not overlooking any opponent.
HHS junior Audi Peña gets up and over her
Holyoke 63, Merino 26
In Merino last Friday evening, the Lady Dragons took off running and never looked back, finishing with a strong 63-26 win.
They grabbed 19 points in the first and 18 in the second, leading 37-12 at halftime. The Dragons didn’t put up as many points in the second half, but still outscored Merino 26-14.
Over half of Holyoke’s free throws were in the second quarter. They made a total of 10 out of 21 free throws Friday night.
Erin Vieselmeyer landed a double-double, scoring 27 points and bringing down 10 rebounds. She put up eight two pointers, one trey and eight for 12 from the line. The senior had one block and led the team in steals with four.
Junior Maddie King also scored in double digits with 14 points for the Dragons. She finished with one block and five assists.
Holyoke 60, Wray 31
It was all about the three-pointers Saturday afternoon when Holyoke dominated Wray 60-31 in Dragon Gym.
The Lady Dragons put up nine baskets from behind the arc, with six in the first quarter alone. Junior Audi Peña sunk six treys out of an attempted seven, with four of those in the first period.
Holyoke’s 21 first-quarter points compared to Wray’s 12 helped set the course for the rest of the game, with the Dragons grabbing double digits and outscoring the Eagles in all four quarters.
Erin Vieselmeyer led the Dragons with another double-double, including 20 points and 11 rebounds. She nailed five two-pointers, two treys and four for five from the line.
Peña added 18 points for the Dragons, and King had 12.
King grabbed four blocks, and Chandler Gerk had five steals and nine assists.
HHS will host Wiggins Friday, Jan. 25 with games beginning at 4 p.m. The following Tuesday, Jan. 29, the C team heads to Haxtun for 5 p.m. games.
The game with Yuma originally scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 22 has been changed to Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Holyoke Enterprise January 24, 2013