Sports

Okoboji and GTRA's seasons end

Fri 2-16-2018

Okoboji-North Union Recap:

The Okoboji Girls season came to an end on Friday night as #10 North Union defeated the Pioneers 63-45 in a Class 2A Region 2 Semifinal.  The Warriors led 16-15 after one quarter.  North Union led 33-25 at the half.  Okoboji cut the lead to six several times in the third quarter but North Union answered every run and pushed the lead to 45-33 entering the fourth quarter.  Okoboji was lead by Camry Jones who had 13 points and 7 rebounds; Magan Christopherson added 12 points with 4 assists, and Kallyn Stumbo added 10 points with 6 rebounds and four assists.  North Union had four girls in double figures, led by Hallie Reese’s 17 points.  Okoboji ends the season with an 18-5 record after starting the season 0-2.  Seniors Ali Goehring, Sydney Jensen, Laura Nielsen, Elle Olthoff and Grace Wintz played their last games in a Pioneer basketball uniform.  

Comments by Coach John Adams:

“We came out with great energy and had a strong first quarter but we just couldn’t get the shots to fall after that. You have to give North Union credit for their defense; their 2-3 zone in the second half bothered us and I did a poor job of adjusting to that. They are a fantastic team that is very well coached.  Our girls have nothing to hang their heads about as they competed all night long, just as they have done throughout the season. I can’t thank our group of five amazing seniors enough for everything they have done for our program; they are selfless, amazing leaders who will have very successful futures.  This group was a huge part of our great season, and helped keep this group together and moving forward after our 0-2 start. The worst part about losing your last game is realizing you won’t get to coach these girls anymore. I would also like to thank our fans for their support throughout the season; the atmosphere in the gym tonight was unreal.”

 

Scores:

Class 1A Region 1:

Bishop Garrigan 44

GTRA 40

 

Kingsley-Pierson 67

Akron-Westfield 35

 

Class 2A Region 1:

Western Christian 54

West Lyon 45

 

North Union 63

Okoboji 45

 

Class 2A Region 8:

West Sioux 61

Unity Christian 48

 

IKM-Manning 61

Logan-Magnolia 59