Warrior sophomore Trey Kriener drives to the hoop against a Central defender for two of his six points. He also hauled in seven boards for South Winn Tuesday night. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Warrior sophomore Trey Kriener drives to the hoop against a Central defender for two of his six points. He also hauled in seven boards for South Winn Tuesday night. (Photo by Becky Walz)

A big first quarter set the South Winn boys’ basketball team (6-3, 6-1 UIC) up for victory Tuesday, with the Warriors defeating Central Elkader (0-10, 0-7 UIC) at home, 65-25.

“I was proud of our guys to bounce back and get a good conference win. Our defensive intensity from start to finish in this game was great and really set the pace for us early. We did a great job of hustling all night on defense, and working hard to force tough shots,” said Coach Blake Moen. “This was also the most confident that I have seen our team shoot the basketball, which is a great sign from our team as we enter back into conference play. It was a great team win, and a good way for us to pick up a conference win through a recent tough stretch of games.”

The home-court Warriors scored 23 points in the first frame to lead 23-5. Scoring slowed in the second for both squads, leaving South Winn with a 31-11 lead at halftime. The Red and White continued to roll in the second half, outscoring Central 34-14 to claim the win, 65-25.

Junior Jacob Herold had a monster game with 17 points, seven assists and four steals. Also in double figures was Jaron Todd who put up 15 points and pulled down six rebounds. Collin Wiltgen provided seven points and seven rebounds. With six points and seven boards was Trey Kriener, while Cael Kuboushek knocked down six points and grabbed three rebounds.

The Warriors take their game on the road to Lansing Friday, Jan. 10, to take on the Kee High Hawks at 7:30 p.m. Next week, South Winn hosts MFL MarMac Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 6:15 p.m.