Vikings Outpace Warriors After Close Start

Sioux County’s Tucker Monroe goes in for a steal against Guernsey-Sunrise Thursday. Photo by Kerri Rempp

The Sioux County boys paced Guernsey-Sunrise for the first 12 minutes Thursday before the Vikings pulled away for a 66-42 victory.

Guernsey-Sunrise led by just three points after one quarter. Sioux County went on a 6-4 run to open the second quarter to make it 17-18 in favor of the Vikings with four minutes until the break. Guernsey-Sunrise stepped up the pressure on defense, however, and turned that into a 14-2 run over the Warriors in the closing minutes of the first half to take a 32-19 lead.

The Vikings had a big third quarter, dropping 29 points on the board, while the Warriors could only add eight. Sioux County closed the gap some with a 15-5 run in the final eight minutes but couldn’t overcome the deficit.

Tucker Monroe led the Warriors with 20 points, including two treys and a five-of-eight showing from the free throw line. Shane Gluth was also in double digits for Sioux County with 12. The Vikings had four players in double figures: Aiden Noggle with 13, Brian McCoid with 18, Tristan Hohnholt with 12 and Caleb Christensen with 14.

Sioux County     11          8            8            15          -42

G-S                      14          18          29          5            -66

Warrior scoring: Jack Hunter, 3; Logan Monroe, 3; Tucker Monroe, 20, William Skavdahl, 4; Shane Gluth, 12

Viking scoring: Aiden Noggle, 13; Brian McCoid, 18; Tristan Hohnholt, 12; Rawland Isabell, 5; Caleb Christensen, 14; Dawson Bingham, 4