Sports

Okoboji Basketball Hosts G-LR In Makeup

Sun 2-3-2019

Girls Game

#12 (3A) Okoboji won their seventh straight game on a night where they honored seven seniors and clinched the Siouxland Conference with a 63-32 win over George-Little Rock on Saturday night.  The Pioneers took control of the game early, jumping ahead 9-0 and pushing that margin to 18-5 heading into the second quarter behind nine first quarter points from senior Morgan Jensen.  The Mustangs would respond and have a better second quarter, trimming the lead to 30-18 heading into halftime.  Okoboji didn’t take much time to put the game away early in the third quarter with an 8-0 run to push the lead to 20 points,and the Pioneers would never look back, taking a 49-24 lead into the final quarter.  The lead would grow to 62-26 before George-Little Rock used a 7-2 run to end the game.  Magan Christopherson led Okoboji with 16 points while handing out four assists; Morgan Jensen scored 15 points, hitting all four of her field goal attempts and all seven of her free throws; Kallyn Stumbo had another double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to go along with 5 assists and 3 steals; Alli Harms added 8 points and Camry Jones pulled down 10 rebounds while dishing out 3 assists.  George-Little Rock was led by Courtney Dykstra’s 9 points.  Okoboji improves to 18-2 on the season and 15-2 in the Siouxland Conference.  The Pioneers will finish the regular season on Tuesday at West Lyon. 

 

Comments From Coach John Adams

This was a great night for our entire team and an absolutely awesome way to honor our seven seniors with a big win while earning the Siouxland Conference Championship.  Keitra Cabinboy, Grace Eckard, Alli Harms, Morgan Jensen, Mia Meyer, Taylor Titterington and Mackenzie Vos have done so much for our program in the four years they have been here, and they are one of the most selfless group of players that a coach could ask for.   It was great to see Morgan get her career high and she’s playing at a very high level for us, as is Alli Harms who had another great game on both ends of the floor.  Magan did a great job of getting in the paint for some nice shots while also passing well, and Kallyn controlled the game like she always does on the both ends of the floor, and I thought she was really outstanding on the defensive end.  It’s a big time accomplishment for this group to win the Siouxland Conference as the league has been a grind all year with so many quality teams and coaches.  We’re excited about the conference title, and look to continue to improve on Monday at practice.    

 

 

Boys Game

Okoboji hosted George Little-Rock Saturday night in a make up game from earlier this week. Once again, both teams had their offenses rolling early with the first quarter ending in a 22-19 score in favor of the Pioneers. The Mustangs fought back to take the lead going into halftime 39-31. The third quarter saw both teams continue to battle coming to a close with a score of 54-45 in favor of the Mustangs. GLR proved too much to handle in the fourth quarter opening the game up and ending the game with a final score of 75-54 in favor of the Mustangs. Jamison Helmers and Lucas Lorenzen led the Pioneers in scoring with 16 and 15 points, respectively. Cris Halbur also contributed 10 points on the night. The Mustangs were led by Caleb Terhark's 19 points and Landon Jumbeck's 18 points.

 

Comments From Coach Ryan Stumbo

We thought our guys put forth a really solid effort tonight against a very good GLR team. You have to give GLR credit for the physicality they play with working for position as well as how they cut and moved without the ball tonight. They have the record they do and will probably make a nice run come tournament time for a reason. That being said, we felt like we played them a lot better than what we did the first time around despite the final score ending as a 20 point difference. GLR did a nice job of defending and rebounding on both ends throughout the 4th quarter that helped spread the score, but outside of that stretch, we felt like it was a good battle for us in which we were doing a lot of really nice things and had good opportunities. This time of year you want to know that your effort and competitive energy are strong heading into post season play, and our guys really showed that for the majority of the game tonight. We will work to build off of the positives from this one going into next week and beyond.