Yuma girls end the tough 24 hours on a positive note – Yuma Pioneer

The Yuma High School girls’ basketball team was the only game in town Friday night, and the Indians made the most of it with a 41:37 win over the Peyton Panthers.

After the rest of the YHS boys team’s regular season was canceled due to a COVID-19 case negating a top 10 showdown with Peyton, three YHS students were injured in a car crash last night, one reportedly seriously injured , and the wrestling team lost at The Yuma Girls College Team was the only one last night to bring a positive ending to a difficult 24 hours.
The Indians definitely answered the call, improving to 3-8 in Saturday’s LPAA game in Wiggins.
Ironically, this was the week that Yuma County switched to Level Blue on the state’s COVID-19 Dial 2.0, creating a chance that The Pit was much more crowded. Due to the circumstances, however, the venerable high school was nowhere near as full as expected.
Nevertheless, the Indians rose to the challenge.
They came out in a court press, which helped them take a 13-2 lead.
However, Peyton took the lead with a 14-0 run at the end of the first and beginning of the second quarter and took a 16-13 advantage.
Yuma didn’t fade, however, and six points from Ema Richardson towards the end of the quarter resulted in a 19:19 tie.
The Indians then opened the third with a 9-2 run and led with 30:26 in the fourth.
They built their lead up to eight (36:28) in the middle of the fourth round and then iced the win at the free throw line.
Ema Richardson broke out to lead the Indians to victory as the senior had 18 points. Lea Richardson added eight, Elle Roth seven and Taylor Law seven. The Indians will try to keep their slim playoff hopes alive when they play at Wiggins at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday

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