Karlee Juhnke

Karlee Juhnke makes a fast break Friday against Minatare. The freshman had a team leading 16 points.

Record Photo by Kerri Rempp

Freshman Karlee Juhnke made the most of her first opportunity to start, putting up 16 points in the Sioux County Warriors 45-27 victory over the Minatare Indians on Friday.

Juhnke hit seven field goals and sank two of five attempts at the line against the Indians, also adding two rebounds and three steals. The freshman now has a team-leading 32 points and is shooting a fantastic 57% from the field.

Although Juhnke was the only Warrior to hit double-digits, junior Grace Skavdahl and sophomore Kalen Lotton each chipped in with six points.

Skavdahl was 50% from the line, hitting one of her two attempts, while junior Bailey Oetken impressed sinking three of four free-throws.

In total, the Warriors had 38 rebounds, led by senior Maddie Meidell who had eight, and Lotton who had seven.

Sioux County held Minatare to just five points in the first-half while putting up 21 of their own for a comfortable lead. The Indians would improve in the second-half, putting up 22 points, but it was too little too late.

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Earlier in the week the team traveled to Garden County and defeated the Eagles 37-30. Meidell led the team with ten points in the victory, while Juhnke followed with seven. Meidell showed well from the free-throw line against the Eagles hitting on eight of her ten attempts, and 80% free-throw percentage. The senior also had six rebounds.

The team will look to continue their winning ways this week in games against Edgemont and Arthur County.

Both teams should be hungry for wins as Edgemont has gone winless in their two games this season, and Arthur County has lost all but one.

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