Okoboji Basketball Drops A Pair To Boyden-Hull
Okoboji dropped a 54-29 game on Friday night in Milford to Boyden-Hull. The Comets rushed out to a 12-2 lead at the end of the first quarter behind their full court pressure and strong 2-3 zone. Okoboji would find their rhythm in the second quarter and trimmed a 15 point Comet lead to 11 at the half, 23-12. Boyden-Hull turned two quick Okoboji turnovers into lay-ups to start the third quarter and never looked back, pushing the lead to 37-17 at the end of three quarters and then coasted to the victory in the fourth quarter. Montana Wilson led Okoboji with 8 points and 10 rebounds and Ella Stoll added 7 points. Boyden-Hull was led by Marissa Pottebaum’s 13 points. Okoboji falls to 2-18 on the season while Boyden-Hull improves to 11-9. Okoboji will finish their regular season at home on Tuesday against Sioux Center.
Comments From Head Coach John Adams:
“Give Boyden-Hull credit, their pressure in the full and half court really bothered us as we had 35 turnovers. The first and third quarters just killed us with the slow start to each half. I felt like we battled back in the second quarter but we just couldn’t keep that momentum going. Montana had another very solid game for us and Ella Stoll played one of her best games of her career. All you can ask as a coach is to have your kids play as hard as they can, and this group continues to do that night in and night out.”
The Pioneers hosted the Comets Friday night for another Siouxland Conference matchup. The first quarter ended 16-7 in favor of Boyden Hull. The score was 38-24 Boyden Hull going into the half. The Comets held a 67-40 lead going into the final quarter and ended the game with a 84-49 victory. The Pioneers were led by Lucas Lorenzen's 17 points. Will Hoffman also scored 11. Boyden Hull was led by Marcus Kelderman's 22. Tanner Te Slaa added 19 and Dayton Brunsting 13.
Comments From Head Coach Ryan Stumbo:
Give Boyden Hull a lot of credit. They are undefeated and number one for a reason. We are optimistic about having all of our guys healthy for the final push of the season, but you could tell we have not played together in a while. This game showed us where we need to work and improve for the future.