(Neb.)- Sioux County Boys & Girls Sweep Hay Springs
(Chadrad Sports)- The Sioux County basketball teams both picked up wins Thursday night over Hay Springs.
The Warrior boys opened their 50-44 victory with a 7-0 run only to allow Hay Springs to make a 7-0 run of their own to tie the contest at 7. But after that point the half belonged Sioux County as they netted 21 points and allowed the Hawks just nine for a 28-16 lead at the break. With an 18-point lead in the third, the Warriors looked to have the game well in hand, but the Hawks’ Gabe Varvel and Charles Twarling scored three treys between them in a row to cut the lead in half. Varvel netted four more three-pointers in the second half for a total of six to help put the Hawks back in contention.
The Warriors held off the late challenge, scoring 10 points in the final eight minutes. Tristan Hunter led the Warriors with 13 points, followed by Tucker Monroe with 11. Varvel netted 20 points for the Hawks, while Twarling added 14.
The Warrior girls bounced back from a loss earlier this week to defeat Hay Springs 49-29, with a pair of 12-point quarters to open the first half. Hay Springs managed just 10 points in the first 16 minutes, five of those coming from the free throw line. The Warriors solidified their lead in the third quarter with four treys – three from Kodie Rempp and one from Kailey Klein – and a pair of free throws from Karlee Juhnke. With a 38-16 advantage as the final frame began, the Warriors netted nine more points before the junior varsity squad took the floor and added another two.
Rempp led the Warriors with 17 points, including five treys, and was followed by Juhnkee with 12 and Suzanna Parker with 11. Sadie Hanks and Samantha Toof each had eight points for the Hawks.
The Sioux County boys are now 9-7 on the year, while Hay Springs fell to 4-11. The Sioux County girls improved to 12-3, while the Hawks fell to 2-12.
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