|Lady Dragons to host Pink Zone game Saturday|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
This Saturday, Feb. 2 is the annual Pink Zone game to support the fight against breast cancer. The Lady Dragons will be sporting their pink uniforms and will be taking donations for Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation in support of their local work to erase cancer.
Community members are invited to fill Dragon Gym with pink at this Saturday’s basketball games and support this great cause.
Holyoke 46, Wiggins 29
Hosting Wiggins last Friday, Jan. 25, Holyoke girls’ varsity basketball team secured a solid win, defeating the Tigers 46-29.
“It was good to get our second district seeding game win and our eighth overall win for the season,” said coach Arlan Scholl. “The girls have been working very hard in practice and deserve to see some positive results.”
He added the girls didn’t play quite as relaxed, letting the game simply come to them, but they limited turnovers and rebounded well, so he was pleased with the game performance.
Sophomore Megan Vieselmeyer looks to the basket
HHS put up the points in the first quarter, leading 16-7. They added another eight in the second period, heading into halftime with the 24-12 advantage.
The Dragons again outscored the Tigers in the third and fourth quarters, 11-7 and 11-10, for the 17-point win at the final buzzer.
Holyoke shot 80 percent from the free throw line, with 12 out of 15.
Senior Erin Vieselmeyer led Dragon scoring with 22 points including seven two-pointers, one trey and five for six from the line. She also had one block.
Maddie King added 16 points and led rebounds with 12. She grabbed one block, three steals and three assists.
Megan Vieselmeyer and Chandler Gerk each had three steals, and Gerk finished with three assists for the Dragons.
“The next two games against Akron and Caliche will be a challenge for us,” said Scholl, noting both teams may come into these games undefeated and ranked No. 1 in Class 2A and No. 1 in Class 1A.
“What a great challenge and privilege to be able to play the very top competition in the state right here on our home court,” he said. “We will prepare hard and hope to get the big upset wins.”
Friday, Feb. 1 the Dragons host Akron with games beginning around 4 p.m. The Pink Zone game will be in Holyoke Saturday, Feb. 2 beginning at 2 p.m. with Caliche.
Holyoke Enterprise January 31, 2013