Rebels shred Wolverines

Sunday, January 7, 2018

SIOUX RAPIDS — A 20-4 advantage by the end of the first quarter gave Sioux Central’s boys all the cushion they needed Friday night as the Rebels rolled to a 63-44 win over the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines.

Prestan Samson did a little of everything for Sioux Central, recording 14 points, nine boards and six dimes while Hunter Decker splashed home seven 3-pointers for a 21-point night.

“We got out of the gate with a great level of intensity on the defensive side which led to run-outs and open jumpers,” Sioux Central boys basketball coach Stephen Tjaden said. “We really moved it well against their zone. Samson played a great game and filled the stat sheet. Decker made them pay from the outside. If we can continue to play defense and rebound, we will have a lot of success.”

WB-M bounced back in the second to win the quarter 12-11, but the halftime score still favored the Rebels 31-16.

The Wolverines again inched a little closer in the third with a 19-14 performance in the stanza, but the Rebels doubled them up 18-9 in the fourth to finish off the 63-44 win.

Sioux Central moves to 3-5 overall and 2-2 in the Twin Lakes Conference with the win. They’ll continue league play Monday night at home against Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire.

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