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Sioux Central needed an extra period to complete its comeback, but the Lady Rebels got the job done in a 64-57 win in overtime over East Sac County in Sioux Rapids.
Hallie Ehlers scored a game-high 20 points and led the Rebels from eight points down to start the fourth quarter. The score was knotted at 54-54 at the end of regulation before Sioux Central outscored East Sac 10-3 in the overtime period.
Taylor Fahnlander and Nicole Hamilton added 13 and 12 points, respectively, while Bailey McGuire scored eight points and led the team with four steals. Fahnlander hit three 3-pointers as Sioux Central was 7-of-15 from distance for the game.
East Sac (11-7) got 14 points from Shae Blum and Kaitlin Bass, and Dakota Blum added 12 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
Sioux Central improves to 11-6 on the season and will host St. Mary's, Storm Lake tonight (Tuesday).
BOYS OFFENSE STRUGGLES
East Sac County held the Rebels to their third-lowest scoring output of the season in a 60-26 rout in Sioux Rapids Friday night. Austin Glawe hit 8-of-18 field goals and finished with 19 of the 26 points. The rest of the Rebels were 2-of-22 from the field. Glawe also grabbed 12 rebounds.
"It was just a rough shooting night, which led to us forcing some action and allowed East Sac some transition buckets," Sioux Central coach Stephen Tjaden said.
Reed Tellinghuisen scored 28 points, including six 3-pointers, and 10 rebounds to lead East Sac (12-5). Sioux Central (4-12) has lost five in a row and will host No. 2 St. Mary's, Storm Lake tonight (Tuesday).
GIRLS SCORING SUMMARY
SIOUX CENTRAL: Hallie Ehlers 20, Taylor Fahnlander 13, Nicole Hamilton 12, Becca Herwig 9, Bailey McGuire 8, Erin Rachuy 2.
BOYS SCORING SUMMARY
SIOUX CENTRAL: Austin Glawe 19, Christian Sylvester 5, Colton Miller 2.