YHS girls show flashes, but still winless

The Yuma High School girls basketball team shows flashes of tantalizing potential, but still is inconsistent just enough to keep coming up short in the final score.

The Indians dropped to 0-5 overall, 0-2 in the Lower Platte Activities Association, with a 66-48 loss at No. 12 Sedgwick County, which improved to 4-0 overall, 2-0 in the LPAA.

Lea Richardson puts up a shot during Saturday’s game at Sedgwick County. (Dave Gustafson)

It has not helped the young squad opening the season against a stretch of quality opponents. The schedule might lighten up bit in coming weeks, though the Tribe will have to keep improving to get into the win column.
Yuma kept it close early in Julesburg, going on a 7-0 run for an 11-10 lead late in the first. Sedgwick County went on a 14-4 run for a 24-15 lead midway through the second.
Taylor Law looks for a teammate during Saturday’s game in Julesburg. (Dave Gustafson)
The Indians fell behind by as much as 17, 40-23, in the third. They got as close as 12 three times in the fourth, but the Cougars would go on a little run each time to extend their lead again. Yuma hurt its own cause by missing several layups and other close shots. However, the 48 points was the most the Yuma girls have scored this season.
Unofficially, Ema Richardson had 21 points for Yuma, Meidi Reyes eight, Lea Richardson seven, Emma Rayl seven, Taylor Law two and Samantha Wells two.
Yuma returns to the court Thursday at home against Merino.