Okoboji Basketball Hosts Sibley-Ocheydan
Okoboji fell to Sibley-Ocheyedan on Friday night 59-30. The Generals jumped out to a quick 10-2 lead and never looked back, pushing the margin to 21-4 at the end of the first quarter. The Generals pushed the lead to 32-8 before Okoboji ended the half on a 9-5 run to trim it to 37-17 at the half. Sibley-Ocheyedan stayed hot in the third quarter, pushing out to a 53-28 lead entering the final frame. The lead would remain 25-30 for the rest of the game as the Generals cruised to the victory. Montana Wilson led Okoboji with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Ella Stoll also grabbed six rebounds. Silbley-Ocheyedan was led by Bria Wasmund’s 21 points. Okoboji fell to 2-12 on the season while the Generals improved to 11-3.
Comments From Okoboji Head Coach John Adams:
“Montana played a fantastic game and really controlled the paint for us. We struggled to score from the perimeter but Sibley-Ocheyedan’s defense has a lot to do with that as they are really quick and long and anticipate very well. I was proud of the fight that we showed and all 15 of our kids played with tremendous heart and energy tonight. We’ll keep working and staying together and enjoy every moment we have with this awesome group of kids.”
The Pioneers hosted Sibley-Ocheyedan Friday night for another Siouxland Conference match up. The Pioneers led after the first quarter 8-6. Both teams continued to battle with the Pioneers holding on to a 19-16 lead going into half time. Okoboji put together a nice third quarter with a 31-24 score going into the fourth. Sibley-Ocheyedan put a nice run together to close the game with a 41-39 victory. The Pioneers were led by Jaden Heller's 15 points. Will Hoffman added 11. The Generals were led by Noonkester's 17 points.
Comments From Okoboji Head Coach Ryan Stumbo:
I thought we did a nice job of controlling almost the entire game until the final few minutes. Defensively, it was one of our better games in terms of preventing any offensive rhythm, but unfortunately, we had way too many turnovers offensively tonight to counter that. We had some good opportunities but are just going to have to find ways to have more consistency night in and night out. We know this group of guys will continue to work hard and really step up to embrace that challenge as we continue to move through the year.