Jaguar offense too much for Sioux Central

Saturday, January 14, 2017

SIOUX RAPIDS — Sioux Central entered Friday night's game against one-loss Southeast Valley riding high, having notched their first two wins of the season in their previous two contests. However, the Jaguar offense proved to have too much firepower for the Rebels, dropping Sioux Central 82-55.

"I thought we came out with a lot of energy and aggressiveness, but we were unable to maintain that," Sioux Central boys basketball coach Stephen Tjaden said. "We had good shots on offense, but we were not able to get stops. our defense felt like it was rotating all night. Southeast Valley is a very good team, and they showed that tonight."

Southeast Valley opened a slim 19-17 lead by the end of the first, but Sioux Central couldn't keep up in the second quarter, scoring just 10 points to the Jaguars' 24 for a 43-27 halftime scoreboard.

The Rebels started the second half hot as well, pouring in 20 points in the third, but the visitors had all the answers, dropping in 23 points in the same frame to lead 66-47 going to quarter four.

The Jaguars doubled up the Rebels 16-8 in the final eight minutes to secure the 82-55 win.

Jake Hanson and Mac Prior each had 13 points to lead the Sioux Central offense. The squad went 20-of-55 from the floor, including 4-of-17 from downtown for 36 percent night overall.

The loss drops the Rebels to 2-9 on the season and 1-4 in Twin Lakes Conference play.

Sioux Central returns to non-conference action Tuesday night with a trip to Paullina to take on the South O'Brien Wolverines.

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