Okoboji Basketball Drops Close Games To Boyden-Hull

Fri 1-4-2019

Girls Game

#10 Okoboji saw their six game winning streak come to an end at Boyden-Hull on Friday nights as the Comets pulled out a 71-65 victory.  Neither team could gain much separation in the first quarter that ended with Boyden-Hull leading 15-12.  Okoboji would claw back and take the lead at 21-20 but the Comets ended the half on a 10-5 run to take a 30-26 lead into the intermission.  The Pioneers would come out on fire in the third quarter and go on an 11-2 run to take a 37-32 lead but Boyden-Hull answered with a 7-0 run to take the lead back behind two three pointers from Mallory Niles; the quarter would end with the Comets up 50-47.  Okoboji would get within one several times in the fourth quarter but could never get the lead and Boyden-Hull iced the game late at the free throw line.  Kallyn Stumbo led the Pioneers with 24 points to go along with six rebounds and seven assits; Camry Jones added 23 points and 15 rebounds and Magan Christopherson chipped in with 15 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter.  Niles led the Comets with 19 points with Brianna Kleinwolterink adding 16, Brooke Zylstra 15 and Erika Pottebaum 11.  Okoboji falls to 11-2 on the year and 9-2 in the Siouxland while Boyden-Hull improves to 7-3 overall and in the conference.  Okoboji will be off on Tuesday and hit the road again for a battle with Sioux Center next Friday. 


Comments From Okoboji Coach John Adams:

This was a really good high school basketball team between two very good teams. Boyden-Hull is very hard to guard and very well-coached, and we just didn’t get enough stops to win the game, but you’ve got to give the Comets credit for hitting some big time shots.  Kallyn was again tremendous for us on the perimeter and Camry was dominant inside with another double-double. Magan also had some big buckets for us but battled foul trouble all night. We told the girls after the game that this type of game gets you ready for post-season basketball in February and we will definitely learn from it and move on to the next game. This group will respond from the loss and we will all be excited to get back on the court at practice on Monday night. 



Boys Game

The Pioneers traveled to Hull Friday night to take on the Comets. Both teams showed good offense in the first quarter with a 24-18 start in favor of Boyden-Hull. The scoring continued in the second quarter ending the first half with a score of 45-41 in favor of Boyden-Hull. Both teams fought hard coming out of half with the third quarter score ending 58-56 Boyden-Hull and continued to battle through the 4th with the final score ending 79-70 in favor of the Comets. The Pioneers saw a balanced attack scoring with Jamison Helmers scoring 19 points, Lucas Lorenzen scoring 16 points, and Cris Halbur scoring 14 points. Blake Peter and Tyler Adams also made nice contributions at important times in the game scoring 7 and 6 a piece. Boyden-Hull saw four players all reach double digits with Beau De Jongh, Keyton Moser, Tanner Te Slaa, and Spencer Te Slaa scoring 21, 18, 16, and 14, respectively.


Comments From Okoboji Coach Ryan Stumbo:

We were proud of our guys' decision this game to play with more energy on both sides of the ball similar to how we did just prior to the holiday break. Despite the fact Boyden-Hull scored 79 points, we thought our guys collectively showed maturity in better communicating with each other on the floor defensively and not taking any plays off. Those decisions allowed us to make good pushes and gave us good opportunities all the way through the game. We credit Boyden-Hull as they made some nice athletic plays and hit some nice shots that allowed them to secure the game late. They are leading our conference right now for a reason. On the same hand, we really credit our guys for their heart tonight and their decision to own their effort.