|Lady Dragon basketball loses to Merino, Wray teams|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
Despite two losses to Merino and Wray Friday and Saturday, Jan. 14-15, HHS girls’ basketball team is keeping a positive outlook on the season.
“I was very pleased with the effort and hustle our teams gave this past weekend,” said coach Arlan Scholl.
“We have been working on our shooting skills, and this hard work is beginning to pay off,” he said, noting the field goal percentages were much improved and the free throw shooting was very good.
However, Scholl pointed out the girls are still committing too many turnovers at key points in the game, but he said they will continue to work on improving in this area of the game.
“This is a great group of girls, and they continue to work hard and improve.”
Heather Duester drives to the basket during Holyoke’s
Holyoke 41, Merino 61
The Lady Dragons suffered a big loss Friday night in Merino as they were defeated by the Rams 41-61.
Merino put up points early in the game, giving them a strong 30-15 lead at halftime.
HHS tied third-quarter scoring with 15 points, otherwise the Rams outscored Holyoke in the remaining three periods.
In team stats, junior Laura Gerk led in scoring with 11 points including three three-pointers and one two-point shot.
Holyoke landed a 72.7 free throw percentage as Erin Vieselmeyer made three for four, Kaylee Groshans two for two and Mallory Bennett three for five.
Bennett led in rebounds with 14. Marci Vasa had three assists in Friday’s game while Bennett and Heather Duester each had one steal.
Kaylee Groshans goes up strong over Wray’s Tiffany
Holyoke 46, Wray 52
Holyoke put up a good fight in intense basketball action at home Saturday. In the end, Wray took the upper hand, winning 52-46 over the Dragons.
HHS started off great, with an 11-10 lead over Wray at the end of the first quarter. The Eagles kicked it into gear in the second quarter to take an eight-point lead at halftime.
The Dragons were again outscored in the third quarter. Gerk was on target in the final period, making 10 of Holyoke’s 17 points, but it wasn’t enough to catch Wray’s lead by the final buzzer.
Gerk again claimed the spot of top Dragon scorer with 14 points including two two-pointers, two three-pointers and four for four from the line.
Bennett brought down 15 rebounds, Duester came away with three steals and Vasa had three assists.
HHS hosted Yuma teams Tuesday, Jan. 18. Results will be reported in next week’s Enterprise. Games against Wiggins are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 21 with games starting at 4 p.m. in Holyoke.
Fans should note an extra C team game, not on the original schedule, will take place in Haxtun Monday, Jan. 24 at 5 p.m.