Okoboji Basketball Drops A Pair In Sioux Center

Tue 12-5-2017

Girls Game


The Okoboji Girls fell to Class 3A #1 Sioux Center 66-41 on Tuesday night.  The Pioneers hung tough in the first quarter but a 3-pointer by Lexi Toering at the end of the quarter gave Sioux Center an 11-4 lead.  Okoboji continued to struggle to score in the second quarter and the Warriors pushed their lead to 29-12 heading into the half.  The Pioneers would continue to battle in the third quarter but could never get the lead under 14 as Sioux Center would enter the final stanza with a 42-22 advantage.  Both teams finished strong on the offensive end as the Warriors would outscore the Pioneers 24-19 in the fourth to take the 25 point victory.  Okoboji was led by sophomore Kallyn Stumbo who had 20 points, 15 rebounds, 5 steals and 5 assists.  Sioux Center was led by seniors Jordyn Van Maanen and Lexi Toering who had 10 points each.  Okoboji falls to 2-3 on the season and will host Sheldon on Friday night. 



Boys Game


The Okoboji Boys Basketball team fell short against a very strong Sioux Center opponent Tuesday night 72-34. Sioux Center shot very well throughout the entire night with a solid inside and, outside presence that was hard for the Pioneers to stop. After the first quarter, Sioux Center jumped out to an 18-5 lead. The score was 47-14 at half time, 61-21 at the end of the third, and the final ended with a 72-34 score. The Pioneers were led by Logan Abrahamson's 11 points. Jamison Helmers added 7, and Kyle Martin contributed 6. The Warriors were led by Arends' 21 and Van Beek's 15.

Coach's Comments: A ton of credit first needs to be given to Sioux Center's players and staff. They are preseason #3 and one of the conference favorites for a reason. They knocked down a lot of open shots and did a solid job pressuring us defensively. Their experience playing together was definitely shown tonight. We as a staff will work hard to figure out ways to close the gap and stay more disciplined defensively throughout the entirety of the game. We as a team will grow from this, and playing this elite level of competition is only going to make us better for later on in our season.