Yuma Girls Open League play this weekend

The Yuma High School girls’ basketball team showed great improvements from their first game through to their second game, but the challenges for the Indians keep coming.

They started 2-0 this week after opening the shortened 2021 season with a 61:37 loss to Brush last Thursday, followed by a more encouraging 42:35 loss to Limon, runner-up in Class 2A, on last Saturday at the home game at The Grube.
“I was super proud of her against Limon,” said first year head coach Jeremy Robinson. “We had a good practice session on Friday and they responded on Saturday.”
The Indians had another tough game against the Chase County Longhorns last Tuesday in Imperial, Nebraska, losing 45-13 to drop to 0-3 that season.The Yuma and Limon players battle for a rebound at The Pit last Saturday. (Pioneer photo)
You are now opening the Lower Platte Activities Association, playing at home against Holyoke on Friday and then heading to Julesburg on Saturday for another league game against the Sedgwick County Cougars.
Holyoke started this week with a 3-0 record. The Dragons are only number 16 in the Rating Percentage Index due to their weak early schedule, but are ranked 3rd in the CHSAANow.com 2A Top 15. (Limon fell from 2nd to 4th in this week’s poll.
Sedgwick County started the week 2-0, finished 24th on the RPI and finished 12th in the top 15.
Yuma is new to the RPI and is still 51st in 2A out of 66 teamsMeidi Reyes dribbles in the middle in the home game against Limon last Saturday. (Pioneer photo) this week. However, the Indians are still in the top 15 at number 14.
“It’s a huge league game (against Holyoke) then we’ll turn around with (Sedgwick County),” said Robinson. “We can’t catch our breath, and that’s not because of the masks, it’s because of our schedule.”
The coach said the Indians can’t wait too long to take wins in the shortened 14-game regular season but added that the Indians are making progress.
“I learn new things about her every game,” said Robinson. “We’ll think of something. We have to use games as lessons.”

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