|Basketball girls grab two wins after long break|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
Despite getting a couple weeks off for Christmas break, the Lady Dragons got back on track last weekend with two wins. On the HHS home court, they defeated Chase County, Neb. 29-21 Friday, Jan. 4 and Shining Mountain 60-24 Saturday, Jan. 5.
Coach Arlan Scholl said it was a tough schedule to come back after break with only two practices and two games, but he thought the girls responded well to this challenge. “Even though we did not shoot the ball well against Chase County, everyone played hard and we got the win,” he said. “Our defense has been very good this year, and the girls played tough to hold both of these opponents under 25 points for the game.”
Scholl is looking forward to watching these players improve as they move through the season. They should get into a better rhythm, he said, now that they are into a more natural schedule of games and practice.
Holyoke 29, Chase Co. 21
Friday’s win over the Chase County Longhorns came in the second half of the Lady Dragons’ home game. Holyoke outscored Chase County by one in the first quarter, but then the Longhorns pulled ahead by one point going into halftime.
Sixteen points in the second half, including seven from free throws, gave the Dragons the advantage over Chase County’s seven points in the second half for the final 29-21 win.
Dragon Erin Vieselmeyer puts up a two-pointer early in the HHS 29-21 win over Chase County, Neb. Friday night.
Senior Erin Vieselmeyer led Dragon scoring with 16 points including three two-pointers, two from behind the arc and four for six in free throws.
Junior Maddie King was hustling on the court, grabbing nine rebounds, four steals and four assists.
Holyoke 60, Shining Mountain 24
The Lady Dragons were certainly putting up the points Saturday night, securing them a big 36-point win over Shining Mountain.
Holyoke landed in double digits in all four quarters, outscoring Shining Mountain in the first three and tieing in the fourth. The Dragons built up their lead early, ending the first quarter 19-5 and the second 33-9. The second half continued to build for the 60-24 win.
Top HHS scorer was Erin Vieselmeyer with 23 points including 10 two-pointers and three for three from the line. She also led rebounds with eight.
King put up 16 points with six two-pointers, one three-pointer and one for four from the line.
Chandler Gerk had four steals, and King got a hand on two blocks.
The girls played in Wiggins Tuesday, Jan. 8. Results will be reported in next week’s newspaper.
They are on the road again to Burlington this Saturday, Jan. 12 for 2 p.m. games.
Holyoke Enterprsie January 10, 2013