Yuma boys 0-3 in the league

The first few minutes of the season opener were great for the Yuma High School boys’ basketball team, and the final minutes of their second game were encouraging too.

“I read somewhere that the minutes in between are pretty important, too,” head coach Dave Sheffield collapsed after a reporter tried to point out the highlights of the Indians’ first games.
Those other minutes have resulted in the tribe kicking off the shortened 2021 season B with a 2-0 record.Clay Robinson fired a shot in the home game against Limon last Saturday. (Pioneer photo)
Last Thursday there was a 55:51 defeat at Brush at the season opener, followed by a 54:47 defeat against Limon in class 2A last Saturday at the home game of the Indians.
Yuma dropped only two places in the 2A Top 15 this week to 4th place, but was in 21st place in the Rating Percentage Index as of Monday. (Both, along with the MaxPreps and Packard ratings, help determine the 24 teams that will advance into the postseason.)
The Indians still have time to judge the Chase County Longhorns, beginning last Tuesday night in Imperial, Nebraska.
This didn’t go well, however, as the Indians dropped a decision between 57 and 48, the program’s eighth consecutive loss to the Longhorns.
Javier Gamboa won the ball against Limon last Saturday. (Pioneer Photo) The Indians begin the Lower Platte Activities Association game at home against Holyoke on Friday. They ranked 14th in the CHSAANow.com poll and 19th in the RPI after the season 2-1 opened. Yuma then heads to Julesburg on Saturday to take on Sedgwick County, which won 2-0 last week, ranked 7th in the top 15 and 8th on the RPI.
“Now get in and start making corrections,” Sheffield said. “We gave insights … we have to reach our potential.”
The Indians currently do not have much practice time to solve the problems with five games from last Thursday to next Saturday.
“These first five games are an excitement,” said Sheffield. “It’s just foreplay, after foreplay, after foreplay.”
Wray has a league win among the LPAA’s 2A schools while Akron is 0-1. The rest of this week gets the league going.
The Indians have to start better in the league this weekend than last week.

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