Part IV Goes to Rams: Crawford Advances To Finals

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Crawford fans greet the Rams as they leave the court to congratulate them on their sub-district title. Photo by Kerri Rempp

After a slow start, the Crawford girls rolled to a 58-35 victory over the Sioux County Warriors Thursday to win the D2-12 Sub-District championship and advance to the District Finals.

The Rams were 18-of-23 from the free throw line and netted eight treys on their way to the win. Natalie Barry led the Rams with 22 points. She hit a trio of threes and was 10-of-13 on the line. Skylar Summers added 15, including two treys and 100% showing at the charity stripe. Kylah Vogel chipped in 13, adding the final three treys and a 4-of-6 effort on the line.

Hannah Krein led the scoring efforts for the Warriors with 12. She, too, was 100% from the line, sinking all six of her attempts. As a team, Sioux County was 14-of-18 on free throws but only hit one three in the contest.

The teams got off to a slow beginning, with the Rams leading 5-1 midway through the first quarter before Crawford went on a 7-4 run before the end of the period to lead 12-5. A huge second quarter, where the Rams netted 21 points behind four three-pointers by Vogel and Summers, put Crawford up 33-16 at the break.

Barry scored 12 of the Rams’ 14 third quarter points, including a buzzer beater trey she chucked up from half-court to pad Crawford’s lead, 47-25. The teams paced each other in the final eight minutes, with the Rams edging the Warriors 11-10 to wrap the game.

Crawford            12          21          14          11          -58

Sioux County     5            11          9            10          -35

Ram scoring: Kylah Vogel, 13; Natalie Barry, 22; Carly Lemmon, 6; Skylar Summers, 15; Jasmine Dyer, 2

Warrior stats: Megan Comstock, 3 pts, 2 reb, 1 asst; Kailey Klein, 6 pts, 3 reb, 2 stls; Hannah Krein, 12 pts, 5 reb, 1 stl, 1 blk; Rachel Krein, 7 pts, 5 reb, 2 stls; Beth Krein, 5 pts, 2 reb, 2 stls; Skylar Edmund, 2 pts, 4 reb; Britney Klein, 4 reb, 2 stls

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