ip address: block the ip range using htaccess

I am looking for a good way to block a full IP range using htaccess.

The problem I have is that the block I need to ban is 100 large IP ranges. From the programmers perspective, it should be easily feasible, but I can't do it without adding 100 lines in my htaccess, and other techniques I tried didn't work.

The range of IP addresses that I need to block is for HUAWEI clouds: 159,138,100. * – 159,138,199. *

Sharp spots on the eyes that basically 159,138.1 are enough to block.

I tried the following without success:

Order Allow,Deny
Deny from 159.138.1
Allow from all

I also tried:

Order Allow,Deny
Deny from 159.138.1*
Allow from all

How can I block this iprange effectively using .htaccess?