|Lady Dragons fall short|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
Regular season ended for the Lady Dragons last week with two losses to Akron Thursday, Feb. 17 and to Sedgwick County Friday, Feb. 18.
With back-to-back games, the second night was difficult for the team, said coach Arlan Scholl.
“We played a very good game against #4-ranked Akron on Thursday night but could not get back into a rhythm to really compete at a high level against #2-ranked Sedgwick County,” he said.
The girls have been working hard in practice and giving their all in these games, added Scholl, but they just have not been able to bring home the win in these tough games.
“There is no ‘quit’ in these players, and I expect them to continue to fight hard in each game and look for the win.”
Chandler Gerk fights off a couple Sedgwick County players under the rim.
Holyoke 47, Akron 53
Traveling to Akron Thursday night, Holyoke lost to the Rams 47-53.
Even though the Dragons were outscored in three of the four quarters, they kept the margin slim and played hard against Akron.
Top scorer for Holyoke was Laura Gerk with 11 points including two three-pointers and five for five from the line. Marci Vasa put up 10 points with three two-point shots and four for five from the line.
The Dragons’ free throw percentage was 71 compared to Akron’s 57 percent.
Kaylee Groshans led in rebounds with eight last Thursday night. Vasa had three steals and eight assists while Maddie King and Erin Vieselmeyer each had one block.
Holyoke 35, Sedgwick County 57
Holyoke struggled in their last home game of the season Friday night, taking a big 35-57 loss to Sedgwick County.
The Dragons’ opponent grabbed the lead and never looked back, continuing to build an advantage over HHS.
Gerk led Dragon scoring with 13 points including three two-pointers, two three-point shots and one for one in free throws. With four two-pointers and one from behind the arc, Vasa landed 11 points for Holyoke.
Vasa had six rebounds and two steals Friday night, and King and Vieselmeyer both had one steal against Sedgwick County.
HHS Lady Dragons took on Wray in the first round of districts Tuesday, Feb. 22. Results will be reported in next week’s Enterprise.