Sioux County Moving On To District Finals

The Sioux County Warriors celebrate their victory over Crawford Thursday night in the D2-12 Sub-district tournament. Sioux County will move on to the District Finals. Photo by Kerri Rempp

The Sioux County Warriors clinched their spot in the D2 District Basketball Finals Thursday with a win over the Crawford Rams 45-31.

The Rams looked to even the series with the Warriors, as the pair of teams met for the fourth time in the D2-12 Sub-districts in Hay Springs.

Crawford forced two turnovers on Sioux County’s opening possessions but earned just one point for their efforts. Within the opening two minutes, the Rams went ahead 4-2, but the Warriors tied the game at four and took a 6-4 lead.

The teams traded buckets until Sioux County was ahead 8-6 before Crawford’s Natalie Barry knotted the score at eight.

As the second quarter began, Sioux County seniors Kodie Rempp and Karlee Juhnke hit back-to-back treys to kick off a Warrior scoring run of 14 unanswered points for a 22-8 advantage. Crawford trailed 24-14 by half-time.

The Warriors struck first after the break, but Crawford went on a 10-0 run of its own, which included three-pointers by Kylah Vogel and Natalie Barry. The streak put them within two points of Sioux County until Rempp drained another three to make it 29-24.

Jasmine Dyer closed the gap for Crawford again hitting two from the charity stripe with a minute and half left in the third. As time ran out in the period, Beth Krein added a trey of her own to make it 32-26 in Sioux County’s favor.

Rachel Krein started the final quarter off for Sioux County with a field goal and two free throws, which Rempp followed with another three to put the Warriors ahead 39-28 with just over three minutes to play.

Juhnke added another field goal, and Kailey Klein went four-of-four at the charity stripe to put the game away.

Juhnke and Rempp combined for 25 of Sioux County’s points – 13 and 12 each, while Klein added eight and Beth Krein contributed seven. Rachel Krein had four points, and Skylar Edmund added a free throw.

Barry hit 17 for the Rams, while Dyer added four. Vogel and Morgan Jones each netted three, and Carly Lemmon and Skylar Summers added two apiece.

Sioux County     8            16          8            13          -45

Crawford            8            6            12          5            -31