|Lady Dragons finish district tourney in fourth|
|Written by Kyle Arnoldy|
A slow start had the Holyoke girls’ basketball team in a hole from the get go during Saturday’s District 2 third-place game with Sedgwick County in Sterling. An admirable late-game run by HHS made for an exciting finish, but Holyoke’s comeback bid fell short as they lost 41-43.
The Lady Dragons had defeated the Sedgwick County girls in their previous two meetings during the season. As the No. 5 team in the tournament, the Lady Cougars performed better than expected, upsetting fourth-ranked Wray in the first round and No. 3 Holyoke in the third-place match.
“We came out really cold against Sedgwick County, only being able to convert on two out of 29 shots from the field in the first half,” coach Arlan Scholl said. “Even after a half like that, the girls fought back and had a chance to win it in the last few seconds.”
Holyoke’s offense was greatly limited to the free-throw line in the first half. Eight of the team’s 13 points came on free throws as shooting struggles prevented the Lady Dragons from leading the Sedgwick County team at any point in the game.
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