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Okoboji Basketball Sweeps G-LR

Tue 2-4-2020

Girls Game

#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.”

 

 

Boys Game

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.

 

The Pioneers were led by Lucas Lorenzen's 26 points. Jamison Helmers contributed 18 points on the night. Matt Haken led George Little Rock with 18 points. Mason Post scored 12 on the night and Payton Mauldin 11.  Okoboji improves to 10-8 on the season and will host Central Lyon on Friday February 7th on Q 102.

 

Comments From Head Coach Ryan Stumbo

We were very proud of the complete game these boys put together tonight. Holding a team under 50 points is a big deal for us and the boys worked their tails off on defense and rebounding all night. We did a great job of finishing the game with high IQ possessions and stringing together enough stops late to help us secure the win. Lucas had a really solid overall game, and Jamison made some big time plays in the second half and late in the game with some great looks. Both stepped up and made FTs late, and all of our guys did a great job of making good reads tonight and stepping up at different times of the game.