|HS girls' BB faces tough Yuma team|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
Coming off two wins last weekend, HHS girls’ basketball team had a tough game in Yuma Saturday, Dec. 11, losing to the Indians 32-43.
“It was a tale of two halves of basketball,” said coach Arlan Scholl.
Holyoke played very well in the first half, according to Scholl, with the Dragons shooting well and Yuma shooting poorly.
Of Holyoke’s 32 points, they made 22 in the first half, compared to Yuma’s 15.
“Then in the second half, we shot a dismal 13 percent from the field while Yuma shot an outstanding 65 percent,” said Scholl.
Yuma’s 28 points in the second half over Holyoke’s 10 gave the Indians the strong 11-point win in the end.
On defense, Scholl noted the girls played well in the first half, but they found themselves not being able to stop Yuma in the last half.
“The girls gave a hard-fought effort, but it was a rough game. The officials let most of the ‘hacking’ go, and that worked to our disadvantage,” said Scholl.
“We need to be able to put a full game together both offensively and defensively to be able to win a game against a good competitor such as Yuma.”
The Lady Dragons went back to work this week, preparing for two more tough games against Brush and Sedgwick County this weekend.
In team stats, junior Laura Gerk led in scoring with 11 points including three three-pointers and one two-point shot.
From the line, Marci Vasa landed four of six while Erin Vieselmeyer made two of four.
Vasa had four assists in Saturday’s game while Laura Gerk had three.
Vieselmeyer led the team in rebounds, bringing down 11, in addition to her one block against the Indians.
Vasa, Laura Gerk and Chandler Gerk all had two steals while Vieselmeyer had one.
Holyoke travels to Brush Friday, Dec. 17 for games scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. The next day Sedgwick County hosts HHS with action starting at 3 p.m.