Sioux Central holds on to beat HMS despite sluggish fourth quarter

Sioux Central’s Ben Hargens (top) and Jake Hanson vie for possession of the ball with Newell-Fonda’s Jesse Haack during their game on Tuesday.

It’s a good thing Sioux Central had a big enough lead.

The Rebels were outscored by HMS 23-11 in the fourth quarter, but still managed to hang on for a 56-52 win in a nonconference game on Monday at Hartley.

Sioux Central held an 18-6 lead after the first quarter. It was 30-19 at halftime and    45-29 heading into the fourth quarter.

Trace Blomberg led Sioux Central (11-8) with 13 points. Jake Hanson and Prestan Samson each added 10, while Hunter Decker and Chase Jessen had eight apiece for the winners.

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