|Dragons fall in close road battle with Akron Rams|
|Written by Kyle Arnoldy|
Holyoke held their own in Akron with the second-ranked team in the Lower Platte league, but the Dragons ran out of gas in the final minutes, falling to the Rams 66-78. HHS drops to 9-6 with the loss.
“Our kids played as hard as they could and their effort was phenomenal,” coach Scott Dille said. “I am super proud of how they competed.”
Logan Tharp started the game off hot for the Dragons, connecting from close and beyond the arc to give Holyoke a quick 5-0 lead. Akron utilized second chances to erase the deficit as the two teams traded leads early in the match. Holyoke’s last lead in the game came early in the first quarter at 9-8.
Tharp closed the quarter with 10 points as HHS trailed 14-19. Along with his offensive production, Tharp was responsible for guarding Akron’s biggest offensive threat, Brady Baer. Baer is averaging just a hair over 32 points per game this season.
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