High school basketball: Sioux Valley sweeps Deuel doubleheader


CLEAR LAKE — The Sioux Valley Cossacks swept a doubleheader with Deuel on Tuesday night with the girls team defeating Deuel 70-26 in the opener and the boys team winning 69-36 in the nightcap.

Both teams will return to action during a doubleheader in Parker on Saturday afternoon.


 Sioux Valley 70, Deuel 26

The Cossacks went on an 18-2 run in the first quarter and led wire-to-wire as they defeated the Cardinals in Tuesday night’s opener.

Sioux Valley extended its lead to 35-14 at halftime and led 54-24 at the end of the third quarter before out-scoring the Cardinals 16-2 in the fourth quarter to preserve the win.

Keyra Kruse led SIoux Valley with 17 points and eight rebounds while Kailey Cradduck had 15 points, five steals, five rebounds and three assists. Isabelle Bloker had 10 points, four steals, three assists and a rebound while Talya Vincent had eight points, four assists and two steals.

Liberty Trygstad had seven points, three rebounds and a steal while Skylar Knutson had six points and three steals and Brooke Knutson had six points and four steals.

Sioux Valley shot 44 percent in the game including 12-of-27 (44.4%) on 3-pointers. The Cossacks made 8-of-12 (66.7%) free throws, committed seven turnovers and out-rebounded the Cardinals 28-26.

The Cossacks improved to 12-5 with the win.


 Sioux Valley 69, Deuel 36

The Cossacks snapped a two-game losing streak with their win over Deuel in the nightcap.

Sioux Valley led 20-10 at the end of the first quarter and out-scored the Cardinals 27-7 in the second quarter to take a 47-17 lead into halftime. The Cossacks led 61-31 at the end of the third quarter and out-scored Deuel 8-5 in the fourth quarter.

Maxwell Engebretson led the Cossacks with 20 points, two rebounds and a steal while Alec Squires had 18 points, 12 rebounds, two steals and a block. Jace Christensen had seven points and four rebounds while Hudsyn Ruesink had seven points and five rebounds. Maverick Nelson had seven points, a rebound and a steal, Boden Schiller had five points and three rebounds and Brock Christopherson had five points, four steals and two rebounds.

Sioux Valley shot 50 percent in the game including 11-for-25 (44%) on 3-point attempts. The Cossacks made 3-of-9 (33.3%) free throws, committed eight turnovers and out-rebounded the Cardinals 37-25.

Deuel shot 27 percent including 5-for-25 (20%) on 3-pointers. The Cardinals also made 5-of-10 (50%) free throws and committed 14 turnovers.

The Cossacks improved to 15-2 with the win.