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Holyoke girls come back with wins over Brush, Idalia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharlene Hart   
 Last week in Holyoke girls’ basketball action the girls took two victories, one over Brush (50-44) Thursday, Dec. 4 and the other  over  Idalia (46-34) Saturday, Dec. 6.
 Coach Arlan Scholl said, “It was good to get a couple wins after our loss to Wray. We have played three quality teams and I feel like the girls have played very hard in each of these games.”
 It was tough for the girls to play three games in five nights. They will take this week of practice to continue to address and improve some weak areas in their game. Scholl commented, “I am very proud and very pleased with the varsity, junior varsity and “C” teams as we progress into the season.”
Holyoke 50, Brush 44
 The Dragons led every quarter of the varsity game Dec. 4, getting past the Beetdiggers defense. Holyoke led the first quarter by two points. Marissa Smith started the game off to a good start with two three-pointers and continued to help out her team by getting four for four at the line in the second quarter.
 The Holyoke team led by four at halftime. Holyoke lost a little bit of their lead in the third, as Alicia Nichols of Brush scored a three-pointer and three two-point shots. In the end Holyoke stood their ground to take the win by six in the final quarter.
 The leading HHS scorer for the varsity game was Smith with 19 points, including two two-pointers, three three-pointers and six for six from the line.
 Phawn Carper and Maddie Starkebaum also scored in  double digits, with 13 and 12 points respectively.
 Holyoke hit 11 of 21 free throws for 52.4 percent, while Brush made 16 of 28 for 77.8 percent.  
 Leading rebounder was Starkebaum with seven. Chasity Pelle, Nora Roth and Smith all pulled down six. Katie Hoffner had six assists.
 Overall the HHS girls had a better field goal percentage making 37.5 percent to Brush’s 25.8 percent. Holyoke girls made 42.9 percent of their three-point shots and 36.6 percent from two-point range.
 Statistics
Holyoke 50, Brush 44
        2    3    FT    F    TP
                         FG
Smith    2    3    6-6    2    19
Pelle    0    0    0-2    1    0
Hoffner    1    0    2-4    2    4   
Starkebaum    6    0    0-3    3    12
Carper    5    0    3-6    3    13    
Roth    1    0    0-0    1    2
TEAM    15    3    11-21    12    50
Brush
TEAM    14    3    7-9    17    44
Scoring By Quarters
Holyoke    18    8    14    10     --50
Brush    16    6    15    7    --44

Holyoke 46, Idalia 34
 Holyoke’s girls’ varsity had the  strong fight to win against Idalia, 46-34, in the Dec. 6 game.  
 HHS started the first quarter with eight points including a three-pointer from Hoffner, while Idalia only scored four points in the first quarter.  In the second quarter Holyoke scored 10 points, making the score 18-12 at halftime.  
 In the third quarter Hoffner put up another three, and in total the team scored seven points in that quarter. Idalia had eight more to add in the third. Holyoke had a very strong fourth quarter. Smith managed to sink two two-pointers, one three-pointer and four for four at the line in this quarter.  
 HHS leading scorer was Starkebaum with 12 points, followed by Smith with 11 and Hoffner with 10.
 Smith was 100 percent at the free throw line for her third game in a row,  making four for four.
 Holyoke made 11-19 free throws for  57.9 percent, while  Idalia made 5-13 for a 38.5 percent.
 Scholl said, “We did not shoot the ball very well against Idalia, but we did pick up our rebounding pace and out rebounded them (37-34).” The team had a total of 37 rebounds, led by Starkebaum with 11 and Roth with nine.
Statistics
Holyoke 46, Idalia 34
        2    3    FT    F    TP
                         FG
Smith    2    1    4-4    3    11       
Pelle    0    0    0-0    1    0
Hoffner    2    2    0-2    4    10    
Starkebaum    4    0    4-6    3    12
Carper    4    0    0-0    2    8   
Schafer    0    0    1-2    0    1    
Roth    1    0    2-5    1    4   
TEAM    13    3    11-19    14    46
Idalia
TEAM    10    3    5-13    20    34
Scoring By Quarters
Holyoke    8    10    7    21    --46
Idalia    4    8    8    14    --34

Upcoming Action
 Dribbling into next week, the girls host Akron Tuesday, Dec. 16 then travel to Haxtun Friday, Dec. 19 and Ovid to play Sedgwick County Saturday, Dec. 20.