Okoboji Basketball Sweeps West Lyon

Fri 1-16-2015 []

Girls Game

Class 2-A #15 Okoboji defeated West Lyon in a defensive battle in Milford tonight 42-35.  Okoboji took a 10-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and took a slim 18-16 lead into halftime.  The Pioneers and Wildcats played an even third quarter as Okoboji took a 27-25 lead into the fourth quarter.  The Pioneers would make some key plays down the stretch and clutch free throws to pull out the victory.  Okoboji was lead by Megan Peschong who had 10 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.  Emily Wintz added 10 points and 2 steals, Molly Mitchell chipped in with 4 points and 8 rebounds and Cory Hoffman had 3 steals.  Okoboji improved to 10-2 on the season and 9-2 in the rugged Siouxland Conference.  The Pioneers will take on Class 3-A #4 Spirit Lake on Saturday night in Milford. 


Boys Game

Okoboji earned the sweep over West Lyon on Friday night and the boys won their third game in four tries with a 50-35 victory.  The game was back-and-forth early with the two squads tied at 10 after one quarter.  Okoboji then started to take advantage of the Wildcats turnovers and led 25-17 at halftime.  They stretched the lead to 39-28 after three quarters.  The Pioneers turned the ball over just seven times compared to 18 for West Lyon.  Holt Hunziker led the way for Okoboji with 14 points.  Tyler Stumbo had 10 points and a pair of steals.  Jacob Dodge and Alex Heller each had eight points and two steals.  Okoboji improves to 4-7 (3-7 Siouxland).  They host Spirit Lake in a non-conference matchup on Saturday night.  Hear the game on KUOO.  West Lyon falls to 4-8 (2-8 Siouxland).  They got 15 points from Issac Heyer and host Central Lyon on Tuesday.