Sioux County/Crawford To Square Off For Sub-District Title


The Sioux County Warriors and the Crawford Rams will meet for the fourth time this season as they each advance to the D2-12 Sub-District championship Thursday after winning in the opening round Tuesday night. The series is 2-1 in favor of Sioux County, but each game has been close, with Crawford winning at the buzzer once and Sioux County winning in overtime the last time they met.

The Warriors defeated the Hay Springs Hawks 47-36, unable to shake the Hawks until late in the game. Hay Springs took an early 11-7 lead in the opening minutes, as Sioux County’s shooting hands were cold.
The Hawks built up a 10-point lead early in the second quarter but allowed a 10-0 run by Sioux County to tie the game. The Warriors then went ahead 20-19 with less than a minute and a half in the first half, but the Hawks nabbed one more bucket before the break to take a 21-20 lead into half-time.

The game remained close through most of the third quarter, with a tie at 23 before the Hawks re-claimed the lead. Sioux County stepped it up in the final eight minutes, pouring in 16 points and only allowing six by the Hawks to earn the victory. The Hawks sent Sioux County to the line 22 times, with the Warriors scoring 17 points from the charity stripe.

Beth Krein was the only Warrior in double digits with 17 points and earned the double-double with 13 rebounds. Kodie Rempp was the only other Warrior in double digit rebounds, grabbing 10 boards. Kailey Klein led with five steals. Joce Varvel led the Hawks with 10 points.

Crawford defeated Cody-Kilgore in the second game Tuesday night 46-39. The Rams took the first quarter with a 13-7 run. Cody-Kilgore fought back in the second, clawing their way to within three points of the Rams, but Crawford widened the gap to 21-16 with 90 seconds to go and added another bucket before the break.

The Cowgirls went on a 4-0 run to open the third, only to see the Rams go on an unanswered 11-point run of their own. The Cowgirls responded with back-to-back layups to pull back within nine, but the Rams kept up the offensive pressure and took a 10-point advantage into the final quarter.

The Cowgirls wasted no time as the final minutes began, hitting a trey to make it 38-31 Rams. Crawford answered with two baseline drives and a short jumper in a 6-0 run. The Rams added another jumper, while Cody-Kilgore found the rest of their points mainly from free throws, though they also added a late layup and jumper to make it 46-39 with 38 seconds remaining.

Jasmine Dyer led the Rams with 14, followed by Carly Lemmon with 10. Elle Ravenscroft led the Cowgirls with 21, followed by Jayda From with 10.