Sioux County, Hemingford Girls Advance

Sioux County’s Megan Comstock, right, guards a Morrill player during opening round action of the Panhandle Conference Tournament Monday. Photo by Kerri Rempp

The Sioux County and Hemingford girls will advance to the next round in the Panhandle Conference Tournament after early action Monday.

Hemingford downed Hay Springs 61-30 and will face the number one seeded Crawford Rams Thursday at 2 p.m. at Chadron State College. The Bobcats controlled the contest against the Hawks from the outset, going up 16-8 in the first quarter and leading by 17 at half-time. Hemingford outpaced Hay Springs 28-14 in the second half to cruise to the win.

Sioux County will take on number two Edgemont Thursday at 5:30 p.m., also at CSC, after defeating Morrill 58-41. Sioux County held Morrill to single digits in the final two quarters after a hotly contested first half. The Warriors opened with a 7-0 run only to see the Lions storm back to take an 11-10 lead. After a tie at 14, Sioux County edged out Morrill 18-15 in the first quarter. The teams were never more than a few points apart for much of the second, until the Warriors went on a run in the final two minutes of the first half.

With a 10-point advantage to start the second half, Sioux County pulled away in the third in part from a six-for-six showing from the free throw line. The Warriors capped the game with an 11-9 run in the fourth.

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