|Girls come up short against Brush, Sedgwick County|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
Last Friday and Saturday’s basketball games proved to be tough for the Lady Dragons. They suffered two losses to Brush 37-69 and Sedgwick County 41-70.
“This was a tough pair of games with tough outcomes for our team,” said coach Arlan Scholl. “The girls played hard, but shooting was our struggle again in these two games.”
In preparation for the Dec. 17 and 18 games, the girls were working hard on improving their shooting percentage, but they just were not able to put the ball through the hoop at critical times to keep the games close, said Scholl.
“Our younger players continue to make progress,” he said, “and I know there will never be a lack of effort by any of our players.”
The holiday break will be a welcome time for the Lady Dragons to let some healing take place on a few bumps and bruises. “We will continue to work hard and look forward to getting back on the court next year against Chase County and Wiggins,” added Scholl.
Chandler Gerk goes up over Sedgwick County’s Riley Baker for two
Holyoke 37, Brush 69
The Beetdiggers came out strong to start last Friday’s basketball game in Brush. They landed 23 points over Holyoke’s three in the first quarter alone. Play was more even in the second quarter, but Brush’s early lead gave them a 23-point advantage at halftime.
Brush again outscored the Dragons in the third quarter while fourth quarter scores were even at 18 points. HHS junior Laura Gerk finished strong with two three-pointers and a two-point basket in the final period.
In the end, Holyoke came up short, losing 37-69.
Laura Gerk was top scorer for the Dragons with 10 points.Vieselmeyer and Adams both grabbed seven rebounds. Laura Gerk, Chandler Gerk and Marissa Chambers all had two assists. Chandler Gerk landed two steals, and Laura Gerk had two blocks.
Erin Vieselmeyer ties up the ball with Sedgwick County’s Cassie Kizer
Holyoke 41, Sedgwick County 70
Saturday night’s game in Ovid was similar to action the night before. Sedgwick County built up a big lead in the first half, leading 37-11 over the Dragons.
Holyoke did better in the second half, outscoring Sedgwick County in the fourth quarter. Vasa made 13 of her 17 points in the second half including two three-pointers and two two-pointers.
The final score was a disappointing 41-70 loss for Holyoke.
In team stats, Vasa led in scoring with 17 points while Laura Gerk added 10 for the Dragons. Vieselmeyer nailed five rebounds and two blocks while Vasa had four steals in Sedgwick County action.
The Lady Dragons will be back on their home court after Christmas break Friday, Jan. 7 in action against Chase County, Neb. Games are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. They will travel to Wiggins Saturday, Jan. 8 for games starting at 1 p.m.