|HHS girls’ bball improves to 4-4 on the season|
|Written by Kyle Arnoldy|
HHS girls’ basketball players had a strong showing in the first games back from the holiday break, recording a 2-1 record in the first week of play.
After rolling past Wiggins for an easy 59-25 victory Tuesday, Jan. 7, HHS came up short with Chase County, Neb., losing 36-40 Friday, Jan. 10 and beating Burlington 53-34 Saturday, Jan. 11.
“The Lady Dragons continue to improve as we move through the season,” coach Arlan Scholl said. “We played well enough to win at Chase County, but our free-throw shooting just didn’t get the job done. We made just 10 of 26 free throws that night. However, the next night against Burlington, the girls came out focused and we shot 14 for 17 from the free throw line.”
Maddie King endures contact in the lane as she makes her way to the hoop for a layup Saturday night against Burlington.
Holyoke 59, Wiggins 25
Holyoke’s defense stymied the Wiggins offensive attack in the first quarter Tuesday at home as the Lady Dragons quickly proved to be the better team.
Maddie King led the girls on the offensive end of the court, scoring 11 points as Holyoke took a 17-4 lead after eight minutes of action.
The second quarter was much more evenly paced as the two squads exchanged 2-point shots until half. After winning the second quarter 11-10, Holyoke maintained a 28-14 lead at the intermission.
King was once again the driving force behind another 17-point quarter for the Lady Dragons as she poured in eight points in the third period.
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