Okoboji Basketball Sweeps G-LR
#9 (3A) Okoboji jumped out to a 16-4 lead and never looked back in their 70-36 win at George-Little Rock on Tuesday night. The Pioneers would push that lead to 24-8 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was much of the same as Okoboji used their pressure defense and unselfish play on the offensive end to build the margin to 42-17 at the half. The Pioneers held the Mustangs scoreless for the first three minutes of the third quarter and pushed their lead to 50-17, and would then take a 57-23 lead into the final frame. Both teams would score 13 points in the fourth quarter to keep the margin at 24. Kallyn Stumbo had another triple-double with 19 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds; Magan Christopherson scored 17 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and handed out 5 assists; Montana Wilson scored 12 points to go along with 8 rebounds, Camry Jones scored 9 points to go along with 8 rebounds and Carissa Doran added 7 points and 3 steals. Emily Greve led G-LR with 10 points. With the win Okoboji improves to 18-1 overall and 15-1 in the Siouxland Conference while the Mustangs fall to 2-17 overall and 1-15 in the conference.
Comments From Head Coach John Adams
“I loved our energy from the opening tip as we discussed how well George-Little Rock has been playing and we wanted to get off to a quick start. Our pressure turned into some great looks on offense, and the girls did a fantastic job of turning down good shots to get great shots. It’s amazing what Kallyn has done with two triple-doubles in the last week, and she also guarded extremely well. Magan had another great all-around game, and Montana continues to improve every game and play at a high level. Camry and Carissa also played very well for us throughout the game. It was also very nice to get our reserves some quality minutes and they did an excellent job. We love how together this group is and are excited to get back on the court and practice together tomorrow.”
Okoboji traveled to George Tuesday night to take on the Mustangs in another Siouxland Conference game. Okoboji jumped out to a 16-12 first quarter lead. Both teams continued to battle and as the score remained close at 30-24 going into half in favor of Okoboji. The battle continued throughout the third quarter with Okoboji opening a seven point lead but George closing the quarter to put the score 42-41 in favor of Okoboji. The Pioneers closed the game well to end with a final score of 59-49 Okoboji.
Comments From Head Coach Ryan Stumbo