Warriors Battle Bayard, Hemingford

Sioux County’s Rachel Krein races down the court on a fast break against Hemingford Saturday.

The Sioux County Lady Warriors split games with Bayard and Hemingford, cruising to a victory over Hemingford but dropping a nail-biter to Bayard.

The Warriors defeated Hemingford at home Saturday in a 62-33 win after taking control early on the strength of a 23-10 run in the first quarter. The pace slowed in the second period, but Sioux County took a 29-15 margin into halftime. The Warrior defense held the Bobcats to single digits in the third quarter, while netting 13 points and capped the game with a 20-10 run. Sioux County was 12 of 18 from the charity stripe and drained six treys, including three by Kodie Rempp and one each by Layla McCoy, Rachel Krein and Beth Krein.

Karlee Juhnke led the Warriors with 15 points, followed by Rempp with 11.

Bayard nipped past the Warriors Thursday in a 45-41 heartbreaker decided in the final minute. The contest was tied seven times, including three in the fourth quarter, with each team taking turns inching ahead. The Tigers snuck out the win after taking a late 40-38 lead and cushioning it at the charity stripe in the final seconds.

The Warriors struggled from the field in the game, netting just three two-point field goals. Sioux County did hit five treys, three by Rempp and one each from McCoy and Kailey Klein, but found the rest of their points at the free throw line. Bayard sent Sioux County to the charity stripe 38 times, where the Warriors converted for 20 points.

Rempp was the only Warrior in double digits with 10 points.

Sioux County     23          6            13          20          -62

Hemingford       10          5            8            10          -33

Sioux County Stats: Karlee Juhnke – 15 pts, 6 reb, 3 steals, 3 assts; Kodie Rempp – 11 pts, 3 reb, 4 steals, 2 assts; Kailey Klein – 7 pts, 5 reb, 2 blocks, 4 steals, 2 assts; Emily Parker – 2 pts, 1 steal; Hannah Rudloff – 2 pts; Rachel Krein – 7 pts, 8 reb, 2 steals; Beth Krein – 8 pts, 4 reb, 1 steal; Britney Klein – 7 pts, 5 reb, 1 block, 2 steals, 4 assts; Layla McCoy – 3 pts, 1 reb, 2 steals, 1 asst; Megan Comstock – 1 asst; Skylar Edmund – 10 reb, 1 steal, 3 assts

Sioux County     12          12          8            9            -41

Bayard                14          10          7            14          -45

Sioux County Scoring: Kodie Rempp – 10; Karlee Juhnke – 8; Kailey Klein – 8; Rachel Krein -3; Beth Krein – 4; Britney Klein – 5; Layla McCoy – 3

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