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Sioux County v Minatare

Maddie Meidell (#13) looks for an open lane to the basket during Sioux County's Feb. 2, 2018, game against Minatare. Sioux County won 32-29 in a contest that saw them trailing most of the first half and multiple ties during the second half.

The Sioux County girls’ basketball team extended their winning streak to four Saturday, defeating Banner County 49-41 on the road, one night after defeating Minatare 32-29 at home in Harrison. A victory Tuesday night against the rival Rams then extended their streak to five. 

After leading 23-20 after the first half, Sioux County was outscored by the Wildcats, who managed to tie the game at 35 by the end of the third quarter; but a 14-6 fourth quarter for the Warriors sealed a 49-41 win.

Bailey Oetken and Karlee Juhnke both had double digit scoring in the game with Oetken scoring 10 and Juhnke 11. Maddie Meidell, who only had a pair of points in the game, led the defense with six defensive rebounds, and another two on offense. 

The victory marks the third time this season the girls have achieved a four-game winning streak, and brings the group to 13-4 on the season.

Friday night in Harrison a low-scoring first half ended with Minatare leading the Warriors 14-11, but the team was able to improve their offense in the second half, scoring 21 points to the Indians’ 15.

No Warrior player broke into double-digit scoring, but eight players had a point in the contest, led by Meidell with nine. Teammates Kodie Rempp, Becky Watson, and Grace Skavdahl each had five points.

Meidell also had 10 rebounds in the game, eight of them on defense.

Tuesday night the Warriors completed a season sweep of the rival Rams, making the short trek to Crawford and defeating the team 35-32.

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The Warriors led early in the game, but allowed the Rams back into the game in a second quarter in which Crawford scored 17 points to the Warriors' seven. 

Sioux County was again outscored in the third quarter, by just one point, before regrouping and finishing off the Rams with a solid final frame. 

Meidell again led the Warriors, scoring 10 points in the contest.

The Warriors last game of the regular season is Friday at home against Guernsey-Sunrise. The Vikings haven’t had the season they’d hoped for, dropping to 2-12 in a game with the Hulett Devils Saturday.

After the close of the regular season, the Warriors will be in action again next Tuesday when the D2-11 Subdistricts get underway.

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