By Steve Peterson
West Sioux’s girls’ basketball team jumped to a 9-4 lead early but Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn pulled away to a 58-40 War Eagle Conference win at West Sioux Jan. 24.
Rylee Negaard tallied 13 points for the Lady Falcons while Jenna Rehder had 12 and Amanda Mace had 11.
The Lady Falcons had a 3-12 record overall after the loss. HMS was 11-6 overall record.
West Sioux will be at Remsen-St. Mary’s in WEC action Jan. 31.
West Sioux and Canton, S.D., will try for a third time (due to weather) to play a non-conference game Feb. 3 there.
Remaining WEC games are at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn in Marcus Feb. 4; at Hinton Feb. 7; and at Gehlen Catholic in Le Mars Feb. 11. All games are 6 p.m. starts and are girls-boys doubleheaders.