The Yankton Gazelles Basketball team has had bit of a rough start to their season, going one and three at home, and two and six overall.

   As of press time, the girls are  in a bit of a slump with a six game losing streak, with their most recent loss to the hands of a red-hot, number three ranked Lincoln High School.

   “We are ready to compete and ready to look to improve our game no matter what the outcome of the game is,” stated Ashley VanMeeteren.

   It was tough to face Lincoln after losing five games, but the Gazelles gave it their all.

   The Yankton Gazelles are playing under the direction of a new head coach for the 2014-2015 season. Trey Krier is no stranger to the court as he played basketball at the collegiate level for Mount Marty College. Fans believe if he can take his girls through the season with a little help from the mystic “gazelle,” they will show everyone who the real winners are.

   Granted it’s only the beginning of the season, but looking down the road, or the “court,” there really is hope for these girls. They have a long way to go, but with a new coach, new blood, and a new season, the potential for a  mid-season turnaround is there.

   Currently, Yankton is ranked second to last in their class and has some serious catching up to do, but you have to start somewhere.

   Although their record doesn’t speak their rank, Yankton has seen victory against a few of the low-ranking teams they’ve faced.

   However, against the more challenging teams, they just haven’t been able to pull it off.

   At press time, the Gazelles were gearing up to host the Pierre Lady Governors at home. The Lady Govs are currently ranked eighth, so the Gazelles certainly would have had a chance to redeem themselves. Results for that game were unavailable at press time.

   Tomorrow night, Jan. 20, the Gazelles will host top-ranked Sioux Falls O’Gorman. This game is a double-header with Bucks Basketball with the varsity Gazelles taking the court at 6:15 p.m. 

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