Okoboji Basketball Sweeps Harris Lake Park

Thu 12-3-2015

Girls Game


The Class 2A 10th ranked Okoboji Pioneers survived a cold shooting night to pick up a 47-34 road win against Harris-Lake Park on Thursday night.  The Wolves did a very good job of slowing down the Pioneers throughout the game, as Okoboji scored just 8 points in the first quarter on their way to an 8-6 lead.  The Pioneers picked it up in the 2nd quarter and took a 28-14 lead into the halftime break.  H-LP would not go away and outscored Okoboji in the 3rd quarter to cut the lead to 33-25.  The Pioneers would bounce back in the 4th quarter and build the lead to 19 before hanging on for the 13 point win.  Okoboji was lead by Megan Peschong’s 18 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists; Molly Mitchell chipped in with 8 points and 9 rebounds and Cory Hoffman lead the team with 3 steals.  H-LP was led by Katherin Ihnen with 15 points.  The 3-0 Pioneers will travel to Sheldon to take on the Orabs on Friday night on Q 102.  H-LP will host South O'Brien



Boys Game


Harris-Lake Park saw an early 10 point lead evaporate in the second quarter and Okoboji came away with a 55-40 non-conference win on Thursday night.  The Wolves led 14-10 after one quarter but the Pioneers scored 22 in the second quarter compared to HLP's four and led 32-18 at halftime.  Okoboji led 41-26 after the third quarter.  Two minutes into the fourth, the Wolves cut the lead to nine, but the Pioneers responded with a couple key shots to secure the victory.  Alex Heller led all scorers with 17 for Okoboji.  Bryce Peter added 14 for the 2-0 Pioneers.  They play at Sheldon tomorrow.  Hear the game on Q102.  Jordan Kyle led the Wolves with 11.  They are 0-2 and host South O'Brien on Friday night.