Okoboji Basketball Pulls Off Sweep Of West Lyon
The #9 (3A) Okoboji Pioneers jumped out to a fast start and never looked back on their way to a convincing 67-39 win over West Lyon in Milford on Tuesday night. Okoboji jumped to a 6-0 lead in the first four minutes and would maintain that six point cushion at 15-9 at the end of the first quarter. The Pioneers would push their margin to 26-16 at the midway point of the second quarter and then grow that to a 35-20 advantage at halftime. Okoboji didn’t let up in the third quarter, quickly expanding their lead to 46-25 behind back to back three pointers from Kallyn Stumbo and Magan Christopherson; that lead would grow to 54-30 at the end of the frame. The Pioneers largest margin of the night came after a three pointer by Camry Jones put Okoboji up by 32 midway through the fourth quarter, and the Pioneers would cruise to their eight straight win from there. Magan Christopherson led Okoboji with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists; Kallyn Stumbo had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds to go along with 8 assists; Montana Wilson scored 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, and Camry Jones added 8 points to go along with 7 rebounds. West Lyon was led by Brooklyn Meyer and Hayley Knoblock, who each scored 11 points. Okoboji finishes their regular season with a 20-1 record and 17-1 mark in the Siouxland Conference. West Lyon fell to 15-6 overall and 13-5 in the conference.
Comments From Head Coach John Adams
“What a great way to send an amazing group of seniors out. These girls have done so much for our program and community, and they are such a hard-working, close-knit group that it’s fun to see them get rewarded with a fantastic regulars season. West Lyon has a very good team, and to get a win like this was a great way to end the regular season for our team. Our effort and attention to details on the defensive end of the court was very good, and this group continues to share the ball so well on offense, passing up good shots to get great shots. Magan had another fantastic all-around game with her scoring, defense, rebounding and passing. Kallyn was really good again, with another double-double, and also guarded very well all game. Montana and Camry were really good in the paint for us on both ends of the court, and Carissa continues to do the little things to help this team win. We also got some great minutes from our bench, and it’s fun to see our players continue to get more excited for their teammates success than their own. We’re looking forward to getting back to practice on Wednesday and start preparing for the post season.”
The Pioneers hosted West Lyon Tuesday night and celebrated senior night for four seniors (Tyler Adams, Jamison Helmers, Kyle Martin, and Jake Halbur). Both teams came out firing finishing the first quarter with a 17-16 score in favor of West Lyon. The Pioneers fought back in the second quarter going into halftime with a 40-34 Pioneer lead. Both teams competed in the third quarter with the score tied 47-47 with three minutes left before Okoboji closed with a nice run behind a huge three from Jamison Helmers. The third quarter ended with a score of 58-49 in favor of Okoboji. Both teams continued to fight hard until the end with the final score ending 82-67 Okoboji.
Comments From Head Coach Ryan Stumbo