|Girls grab 2 wins in Haxtun, Fleming|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
Holyoke Lady Dragons put two more wins in the scorebook last week after dominating Haxtun 41-20 and Fleming 48-38.
“We played well at times in both of these games, but still need to be a little more consistent and composed when the pressure is on,” said coach Arlan Scholl. The team has been working on fouling less, but when they commit too many fouls, it puts players on the bench who need to be on the floor.
The team missed several close shots around the basket at Fleming, added Scholl, baskets that could have made their task much easier. “But all in all, these were two good outings for the Lady Dragons.”
After Haxtun and Fleming last weekend and Yuma on Tuesday, Holyoke only has two more games before they head into district action next week.
“We are entering the time of year that we want to be playing our best basketball, and I feel that we are continuing to show improvement each game,” said Scholl. “We look forward to competing in the district tournament next week.”
Senior Erin Vieselmeyer puts up a basket in Haxtun last Thursday night.
Holyoke 41, Haxtun 20
In Haxtun last Thursday, Feb. 14, the Lady Dragons secured a big 41-20 win over the Bulldogs.
They put up the points in the first half, with 11 in the first and 13 in the second quarter to lead 24-15 at halftime.
Holyoke defense kept Haxtun at bay in the second half, limiting them to only one point in the third and four in the fourth to bring the Dragon lead up to 21 at the final buzzer.
Maddie King led Holyoke scoring with 12 points including three 2-pointers and six out of nine free throws. Erin Vieselmeyer also hit double digits with 10.
King brought down nine rebounds, Audi Peña had four steals, Megan Vieselmeyer one block and King and Peña three assists apiece.
Holyoke 48, Fleming 38
Saturday, Feb. 16 the Lady Dragons found another win, defeating Fleming 48-38.
Holyoke scoring stayed consistent, with double digits in all four quarters. They held the 25-14 advantage at halftime and 35-21 at the end of the third quarter.
Fourth-quarter action was huge for Fleming, who put up 17 points over Holyoke’s 13, but the Dragons’ lead was enough to finish with the 10-point win.
In team stats, Erin Vieselmeyer led with 15 points including five 2-pointers and five out of seven free throws. King added 12 and Chandler Gerk 10.
Erin Vieselmeyer had 10 rebounds, King two blocks, Gerk four steals and King and Erin Vieselmeyer three assists apiece.
Holyoke hosted Yuma Tuesday, Feb. 19. Results will be reported in next week’s Enterprise.
Thursday, Feb. 21 the Dragons travel to Akron for 4 p.m. games, with home games the following day against Sedgwick County beginning at 4 p.m.
Districts begin next week. A pigtail game between No. 8 and 9 is played Monday, Feb. 25 followed by the first round of districts, played at the higher seed location Tuesday, Feb. 26. Games continue at NJC Thursday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 2.
Holyoke Enterprise February 21, 2013