Okoboji Basketball At George-Little Rock
Okoboji fell at George-Little Rock 43-29 on Friday night. Both teams struggled with turnovers and making shots in the first quarter as the Mustangs led 7-5 before Okoboji would end the quarter on a 5-0 run at the end of the quarter to take a 9-7 lead. Okoboji built lead to 15-10 but GLR went on a 5-0 run to tie it at 15-15 at the half. The Mustangs would do a better job of taking the care of the ball in the third quarter and take a 24-21 lead into the final frame. The Pioneers could not make a run in the fourth quarter as GLR pushed the lead to 33- 26 and never looked back. Okoboji was led by Montana Wilson who had 12 points to go along with 8 rebounds while Olivia Lorenzen added 9 points and 4 assists. Mackenzie Post led the Mustangs with 13 points. Okoboji falls to 0-5 on the season while GLR improves to 2-2. Okoboji will host Central Lyon on Tuesday.
Comments From Head Coach John Adams:
“We guarded really well again tonight, just are struggling to take care of the basketball and put the ball in the basket. I’ve got to do a better job of putting the girls in position to handle pressure and give them better scoring opportunities. We’re guarding well enough to win games, we just need to figure things out on the offensive end. I know this group will continue to stick together and we will find a way to turn things around.”
The Pioneers traveled to George on Friday for another conference matchup. Both teams came out strong offensively with the score after 22-21 in favor of the Mustangs. The Pioneers answered in the second quarter with a score of 45-33 going into halftime. Okoboji expanded their lead throughout the third quarter, which ended 70-43 in favor of the Pioneers. Both teams competed to the end but Okoboji came away with the win by the final score of 85-60. The Pioneers were led by Lucas Lorenzen with 32 points. Will Jensen scored 16 on the night and Will Hoffman contributed another 12. Okoboji is now 3-1 and will host Central Lyon Tuesday on Q 102.
Comments From Head Coach Ryan Stumbo:
We were really proud of our offensive discipline and habits tonight. We were able to consistently work for really good looks and finish off of our press break well that allowed us to withstand the strong push G-LR opened the game with. Lucas had another really strong game and achieved a very impressive accomplishment of scoring his 1,000 point. We have had a lot of guys step up in smart and important ways this week and will work to build on our positives moving forward.