Four players scored in double figures for the Warriors. Point guard Jaden Holton scored 20 points, and he was joined by A.J. Lange, whose 14 points included some big first half baskets that allowed A-A to hold a lead at the break; Jalen Henningsen, who chipped in with 12 points; and Neil Marshall, who scored 11 points despite battling foul trouble. Lange topped the team's rebounders with six boards, and Holton dished out eight assists. Brad Ripke fired in 27 points to pace the Rebels and Bobby Rushton added 11.
Alta-Aurelia mentor Dean Lietz commented that the team's victory was "a hard - fought win in a tough place to play. We made some big shots to extend our lead and hung on at the end for the victory. Sioux Central is a much improved team that is very well coached and is playing at a high level."
The Warriors, now 10-5 on the season, play another road game Friday at Manson-Northwest Webster before returning home to take on Laurens-Marathon in Alta on Tuesday.