Yuma girls keep fighting – Yuma Pioneer

It’s been a tough season B short for the Yuma High School girls’ basketball team, but expect the Indians to keep fighting.
The Indians are 2-8, 2-3 total in the Lower Platte Activities Association after splitting two games late last week.

“We’ll still try,” said head coach Jeremy Robinson. “I do not stop. We’ll still be working on things, stay tuned. “
The Indians will host the Peyton Panthers in a non-league game on Friday. Peyton started this week with a 5-4 record in 20th place in the Class 2A Rating Percentage Index and received eight votes in the top 15 poll.
“They are tough and I’m pretty sure it will be an uphill fight for us,” said Robinson.
The Indians will then return to league play on Saturday when they travel to Wiggins. The TigersElle Roth is aiming for a rebound in last Saturday’s game in Burlington. (Pioneer Photo) started 6-3 overall and 4-0 in league play this week, but Robinson noted that they will still be a tough challenge for the Indians.
He said the team hadn’t seen much movie this season, the Indians would be leaving earlier this week. “I’ll use it as a little lesson for myself to understand what you think at certain points in a game.”
The goal was the Indians’ biggest problem this season.
Last Thursday, however, they had a decent run in a 45:43 home win over Akron, claiming their second league win.
Lea Richardson’s free throws less than 8 seconds ahead were the victory points in a game that was close from start to finish.
Yuma’s 23:17 lead towards the end of the second quarter was the biggest lead for both teams in the first half.
Taylor Law’s basket after a nice pass from Caddis Robinson gave the Indians a 31:24 lead late in the third round. However, Akron bracketed the end of the third and the beginning of the fourth with consecutive 3-pointers and moved to 31-30.
Seven direct points from Elle Roth helped the Indians create a 39-32 lead and the Rams continued to fight back. After 13 seconds they had a free throw.
That set up Richardson’s final exploits when she was fouled trying to get into the basket. She calmly knocked them both down to get the victory points.
Caddis Robinson is battling a rebound in Burlington last Saturday. (Pioneer photo) Yuma shot just 28 percent, including three out of 17 behind the bow. The Indians made 15 out of 24 on the charity strip.
Roth had nine points and 10 rebounds, Richardson nine points and four rebounds, Taylor Law six points, Samantha Wells six points and six rebounds, Robinson five points and an assist, Meidi Reyes four points, Ema Richardson four points and five rebounds and Emma Rayl three points and a rebound.
While the proportion of shooting was not that high, the Indians were able to split up the scoring.
“That’s why we won against Akron, (eight) children scored,” said Robinson. “That is a well-rounded goal balance.”
The Indians were out for an outside league game in Burlington on Saturday afternoon and lost 52-32.
The game eventually escaped the Indians when they shot just 17 percent, including missing all 11 3-point attempts and making only nine of 21 free throws.
Even so, they were there for most of the game.
A strong defense that generated sales and good earnings for the basket resulted in a 10-0 run for YumaMeidi Reyes put defensive pressure on last Saturday in Burlington. (Pioneer Photo), who tied the game at 1pm in the middle of the second quarter.
Burlington ended the quarter with a 9-2 run, however, leaving the Indians 22:15 at halftime. They stayed for most of third place, but Burlington eventually took a 12-point lead and then scored the first five points of fourth for a 36-19 lead. The Indians never got any closer than 13 the rest of the way.
“I thought we did a good job defensively at Burlington but you have to score to get involved,” said Robinson.
L. Richardson had 15 points and eight rebounds, E. Richardson five points and six rebounds, Caddis Robinson four points and six rebounds, Roth two points, eight rebounds and two assists, Reyes three points, Hailey Eyring two points and two steals, Law three rebounds and Wells three rebounds.

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