|Lady Dragon basketball squad faces two top-10 teams|
|Written by Kyle Arnoldy|
Holyoke basketball girls faced two top-tier teams in 2A last week, squaring off with Yuma, who is ranked in the top 10, Tuesday, Dec. 10 at home and the No. 1 team in Liberty Common Thursday, Dec. 12 in Sterling. An upset was not in the cards for Holyoke, who was defeated in both matches.
“Playing the No. 1 ranked team in 2A and the number 10 ranked team in 2A didn’t turn out the way we would have liked,” coach Arlan Scholl said. “The girls battled hard but could not come up with the wins. We shot the ball from the floor poorly each game, being able to only hit on 20 percent of our shots against Yuma and 25 percent of our shots against Liberty Common.”
Zuri Lopez draws contact as she goes up for a basket at home with Yuma.
Holyoke 26, Yuma 59
While Holyoke struggled with empty possessions and a low shooting percentage when getting past Yuma’s defensive traps Tuesday night, the Lady Indians were consistently converting turnovers into points. When not transitioning for quick buckets, Yuma proved to be a threat from beyond the arc as well, connecting on four 3-point shots in the first quarter.
Maddie King turned in a solid first period, scoring all eight of Holyoke’s points as the Lady Dragons ended the quarter down 8-24. King continued to handle the majority of Holyoke’s offensive attack throughout the first half as she scored the first 13 points for the Lady Dragons.
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