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JH Dragons fall to Yuma in girls' basketball PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Yuma’s junior high girls’ basketball team came to Holyoke Thursday, Feb. 5 and handed the Dragons three disappointing two-point losses.

Yuma came from behind in all three to win the 8A game 19-17, the 7A game 12-10 and the 7B game 8-6 in overtime.

The JH team will travel to Sterling Middle School Thursday, Feb. 12, after being on the road at Ovid Monday, Feb. 9.

Holyoke 8A 17, Yuma 19

Holyoke’s 8A team failed to score in the final quarter, and after leading the rest of the ball game, fell 17-19 to the visiting Indians. It was especially disappointing as it was the first loss for the 8A team this season.

Holyoke led 6-4 after one quarter and widened the lead to four points, 17-13 going into the final period. Yuma shut out the Dragons 6-0 in the fourth to take the two-point win.

Chandler Gerk had a commanding 10 points to lead the Lady Dragons, while Marissa Chambers added four and Erin Vieselmeyer hit one three-point basket.

Scoring By Quarters

Holyoke 6 4 7 0 --17

Yuma 4 3 6 6 --19

Holyoke 7A 10, Yuma 12

Holyoke’s 6-3 halftime lead fell to one point when the Dragons failed to score in the third quarter, while Yuma tallied two.

When the Indians outscored HJHS 7-4 in the fourth, it gave the visitors the two-point win, 12-10.

Xandra Lock dominated the Dragon scoring with eight points, and Maddie King added two.

Scoring By Quarters

Holyoke 4 2 0 4 --10

Yuma 2 1 2 7 --12

Holyoke 7B 6, Yuma 8

Shutting out Yuma in the first quarter and holding them to only two points in the second, Holyoke’s 7B basketball team held a 6-2 halftime lead Thursday night.

That, however, was the last scoring the Dragons would see for the game. Yuma added two in each of the third and fourth quarters to tie the score at 6-all. The Indians made one two-pointer in the overtime to win 8-6.

Zuri Lopez, Makayla Spitz and Abigail Hernandez each scored two points for Holyoke’s total of six. Spitz was two for two from the line.

Scoring By Quarters

Holyoke 2 4 0 0 0 --6

Yuma 0 2 2 2 2 --8