After a close start, the Alliance Bulldogs quickly pulled away and beat the Sioux County Warriors 53-19 on Thursday night.

The men were tied at five at the start of the competition before the Bulldogs took a lead of five. Alliance then turned on the heat as time ticked by in the second quarter and took a 27-11 lead into the break. The Bulldogs didn’t give up in the second half, losing 14 and 12 in the final two quarters.

Tucker Monroe has accounted for almost all of the Warriors’ offensive production, scoring 17 of the team’s 19 points. Shane Gluth added the other bucket in the second quarter.

Sioux County 5 6 3 5 -19

Alliance 5 22 14 12 -53

Warrior Score: Tucker Monroe, 17; Shane Gluth, 2

Alliance Score: T. Timbers, 17; Landon Crowe, 2 years old; Bert Trevino, 9 years old; Boyer, 6 years old; Jonas Amill, 3 years old; Meyring, 13 years old; Tevon Gilmore, 2

The Sioux County Warriors lost 55-51 to the Alliance Bulldogs on Thursday in their third loss of the season.

The contest was tight throughout, with the ladies tied at 10 after the first quarter. Alliance took the lead with a 15-10 score in the second for a 25-20 advantage before the break. Two treys and three free throws from Britney Klein and Beth Kerin represented nine of 13 points in Sioux County’s third quarter to give the Warriors a 33-32 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Kailey Klein scored 10 points for the Warriors in the last eight minutes, including eight of 10 from the free throw line. Despite scoring 18 in the final stand, the Warriors still failed, as Alliance scored 23 for the victory.

Alliance went 14 of 23 from the charity strip, while the Warriors left enough points on the ground to change the result, shooting 21 of 39 from the line.

The Klein sisters teamed for 30 Sioux County points, Kailey made 16 and Britney sank 14. Jaelynne Clarke led the Bulldogs with 17.

Sioux County 10 10 13 18 -51

Alliance 10 15 7 23 -55

Warrior Score: Kaylee Juhnke, 2; Kailey Klein, 16; Rachel Krein, 7 years old; Beth Krein, 7; Britney Klein, 14; Skylar Edmund, 5

Bulldog Scoring: Angela Davis, 8; Leyton Schnell, 3; Bailey Stark, 5; Macey Seebohm, 9; Jaelynne Clarke, 17; Emma Wood, 3; Avah Steggall, 6; Regan Braun, 4