A fourth quarter comeback attempt came up just short for the Sheldon Orabs as they fell 56-53 to the Rebels of Sioux Central Tuesday night in the Class 2A Region 1 Quarterfinals at Sioux Rapids.
The Rebels led at all the breaks as they opened a 22-11 first quarter lead and were up by 11 at halftime as well 38-27. At the end of three the Sioux Central lead was down to eight points at 46-38. Abbie Provost hit a three pointer with time running down to get the lead to two points. The Rebels Hallie Ehlers hit one-of-two at the line to put the lead back at three and that would be the final margin.
Morgan Walker hit for a game high 23 points for the Rebels. She was joined in double figures by Ehlers with 13 including 4-of -5 free throw shooting in the fourth quarter. As a team Sioux Central Would hit 8-of-12 from the line in the final quarter.
Sheldon was led by senior Crystal Rodger with 18 points on six three point buckets on the night. Michelle Fischer another senior joined her in double figures with 10 points.
With the loss Sheldon ends the season at 8-15. Sioux Central now 20-3 on the season advances to the Region Semifinals Friday night at the Sheldon High School Gym. They will meet fifth ranked Western Christian. The Wolfpack advanced with a 70-39 home win over Sibley Ocheyedan Tuesday night.
We’ll bring you the broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3 Friday night with pregame getting underway at 6:45.