Okoboji Basketball Sweeps Harris-Lake Park
The Okoboji girls bounced back from a Tuesday night tough double overtime loss with a 65-35 win at Harris-Lake Park on Thursday night. The Pioneers jumped out to a quick 12-2 lead but the Wolves would answer with a couple threes from Jazmin Voehl cut the deficit to 16-13 entering the second quarter. Okoboji added to the margin in the second quarter to take a 29-22 lead into the half. The Pioneers would turn up the defensive pressure in the third quarter with their full court press and pulled away from the Wolves to lead 49-29 at the end of the third quarter. The defense continued to spark Okoboji in the final stanza as they quickly built a 30 point lead that they would maintain the rest of the way. Sophomore Kallyn Stumbo scored 16 points, dished out 8 assists and had 6 steals to go along with 5 rebounds; fellow sophomore Magan Christopherson chipped in with 14 points; senior Grace Wintz added 13 points with 5 rebounds and sophomore Camry Jones added 11 points and 5 boards. H-LP was led by junior Madison Brevik’s 10 points. Okoboji improves to 1-2 on the season and will continue their road swing on Friday at Boyden-Hull. H-LP falls to 0-2 and will host West Sioux
The Okoboji Pioneers battled for an overtime win against HLP. Both teams played hard with a lot of energy. Harris Lake Park took the lead in the first quarter after a quick start from Okoboji. The score after the first quarter was 14-18 Harris Lake Park. The two teams fought all the way to end the half with Harris Lake Park keeping the lead 28-34. The Pioneers came out of half time with a good 3rd quarter and took the lead from the Wolves 42-40. The fourth quarter included a great back and forth between the teams with the score eventually locking up at 46-46 when the final horn sounded. Okoboji was able to make some key plays late in overtime, and Logan Abrahamson put in a crucial "and one" to solidify a lead for the Pioneers with a few seconds to go. The Pioneers won by a final score of 55-52. Logan Abrahamson lead the Pioneers in scoring with 18 points. Jamison Helmers contributed 14 while Cris Halbur and Izic Brouwer contributed 8 and 7 respectively. The wolves were led by senior Bret Sohn's 24 points.