|Lady Dragons fall in tough home court battle with Yuma Indians|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
Prepared for a tough, physical game Friday, Dec. 9, the Lady Dragons had a hard time defending their home court against Yuma, falling to the Indians 38-50.
“The Yuma game was as expected: a hard-fought physical, push-and-shove type of game,” said coach Arlan Scholl. “Our girls fought hard, but just couldn’t come up with the victory.”
The team worked all week on attacking the pressure and the press, but still committed too many turnovers against Indian pressure.
Erin Vieselmeyer squares up for a shot against Yuma
Holyoke found the basket early in the game, leading 12-7 at the end of the first quarter. Yuma caught up in the second, tieing the score at 15 at halftime.
Yuma burst out of the gate in the second half, racking up 35 points over Holyoke’s 23, giving the Indians the 12-point advantage at the buzzer.
Sophomore Maddie King landed a double-double Friday night, marking double digits in both points and rebounds. She shot four two-pointers and four for 10 from the line for 12 points, with an impressive 15 rebounds for the Dragons.
Also scoring in the double digits was Erin Vieselmeyer with 10 points, including three two-pointers and four for four in free throws.
Laura Gerk had three steals, and Vieselmeyer had three blocks and two assists.
“I think the girls are improving with each game, and we will continue to work hard and be competitive,” said Scholl. “This is a good group of girls to coach, and our younger players are going to get quite a bit better as the season progresses and they get experience playing basketball.”
HHS hosts Brush Friday, Dec. 16 with games beginning at 4 p.m.
Rounding out 2011 is another home game Saturday, Dec. 17 against Sedgwick County, beginning at 3 p.m.
Holyoke Enterprise December 15, 2011