By Chris Palmquist
SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa--The Sergeant Bluff-Luton Warriors saw a fifteen-point halftime lead evaporate, but never gave up the lead to Sheldon in a 72-66 game that went down to the wire.
With under two minutes to go in the game, Collin Wolthizen swatted a Warrior attempt, starting the fast break. Dylan Ennema got the lay up, and then stole the inbounds pass, setting up Ian Jongewaard for an easy finish and cutting the lead to 62-58.
But the Warriors hit their free throws down the stretch, improving to 12-5 on the year. Sheldon falls to 5-12.
Other Area Scores
Dakota Valley: 63 Elkton-Lake Benton: 62 (Boys)
South O'Brien: 58 Canistota: 54 (Boys)
Omaha Nation: 59 Crow Creek: 50 (Girls)
Omaha Nation: 75 Crow Creek: 52 (Boys)
Ellsworth (MN): 49 Harris-Lake Park: 38 (Boys)
Sibley-Ocheyedan: 70 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn: 69 (Boys)
#1 Western Christian: 87 Bishop Heelan: 73 (Boys)
Harris-Lake Park: 62 Ellsworth (MN): 47 (Girls)
Lewis Central: 72 Sergeant Bluff-Luton: 69 (Girls/4 OT)
Sibley-Ocheyedan: 64 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn: 45 (Girls)
#1 Western Christian: 97 #2 Bishop Heelan: 86 (Girls)
Emerson-Hubbard: 70 Hartington: 29 (Girls)
Ponca: 69 Allen: 31 (Girls)
Dakota Valley: 51 Beresford: 41 (Girls)