Despite a 57-32 defeat at the hands Sioux County Thursday night, there was at least one thing worth celebrating for the Hay Springs Hawks once the final whistle blew.
In a game where not much else went right for the Hawks and scoring was somewhat limited, Hay Springs’ Emma Roberts and her teammates had something to celebrate after the senior posted her 1,000 career point in the game.
The Hawks took advantage of Sioux County’s early struggles, keeping the game close through the first half by capitalizing on Warrior turnovers.
But leading 11-10 with just over a minute left in the first half, Hay Springs was unable to stop a Sioux County surge that saw the team score 11 points in the final minute of the half.
Trailing 21-12 to begin the third, the hawks would improve their scoring, posting 28 points in the second half, but it wasn’t nearly enough as Sioux County rode their late momentum to a 57-32 win.
Roberts’ milestone point was one of 13 in the contest; the senior hit seven free-throws in addition to three two-point field goals.
Sioux County was once again led in scoring by Freshman Kodie Rempp, who has now led the Warriors in scoring in all three of her starts this season. Her 13 points, which included three treys and a pair of two-point field goals, was her second best of her three-game stint as the team’s leading scorer.
Against Hemingford last week, Rempp had 16 points, and against Edgemont nine.
This week Sioux County continues at home for a game with Minatare on Friday, then travels to Banner County Saturday.
The Hay Springs Hawks had a home game of their own Tuesday, but results were not available at press time. The team will travel to South Dakota to face Edgemont Thursday.