Okoboji Basketball Hosts MOC-FV
#9 (3A) Okoboji kept their momentum going and beat MOC-FV 53-35 on Tuesday night. The Dutch would take an early 8-6 lead with a couple of three-pointers but the Pioneers would answer with five straight points from Kallyn Stumbo to take an 11-8 lead after the first quarter. Okoboji would push that lead to 15-8, but MOC-FV would trim it to 21-17 before the Pioneers ended the half on a 9-2 run, including a three-pointer by Magan Christopherson at the buzzer to take a 30-19 lead into halftime. The start of the third quarter was a defensive battle, as Okoboji would hold MOC-FV scoreless for the first four minutes but only managed three points to take a 33-19 advantage. The Dutch would close the score to 33-24 on a three-pointer by Delanie Niemyer before Carissa Doran hit back to back three-pointers to push the lead to 39-24, and the Pioneers would add to that run to take a 45-24 lead into the fourth quarter. Okoboji would push that margin to 52-27 before the Dutch ended the game on an 8-1 run. Okoboji held MOC-FV without a two-point field goal in the second half, as all the Dutch points were scored at the free throw line and off three three-pointers. Kallyn Stumbo led Okoboji with 24 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 6 assists; Magan Christopherson added 12 points and 4 steals; Carissa Doran scored 9 points and Camry Jones added 8 rebounds. Jazlin De Haan led MOC-FV with 17 points. Okoboji improves to 15-1 overall and 12-1 in the Siouxland while MOC-FV falls to 7-8 overall and 6-8 in the conference.
Comments From Okoboji Coach John Adams
We came out a little anxious on offense but we were really focused on the defensive end of the court, and that helped us get a small lead until our offense got going in the second quarter. Kallyn shot it extremely well, especially in the first half when she had 18 points, and Magan hit a huge three at the half to give us a double digit lead. Carissa had two big three-pointers for us when they cut the lead to 9, and Camry, Montana Wilson and Morgan Robinson did a great job on defense, especially in the second half. We’ve had some great practices with the girls really pushing each other, and that has translated into three nice wins in a row for us.
Okoboji hosted MOC-FV in another Siouxland matchup Tuesday night. The Dutch came out strong opening up a 19-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. Both teams continued to battle going into the half 38-28 in favor of MOC-FV. The Dutch opened up their lead in the third quarter, but Okoboji battled back to end the third quarter with a 55-45 score. Both teams fought hard throughout the fourth quarter with the final score ending 76-56 MOC-FV.
Lucas Lorenzen led the Pioneers with 27 points. Jamison Helmers also scored 18 on the night. The Dutch were led by Alex Van Kalsbeek's 33 points. Kyle Christy also finished the night with 19. Okoboji drops to 8-7 on the season and will host Sioux Center Thursday in a makeup game.
Comments From Okoboji Coach Ryan Stumbo