Sports

Okoboji Boys Basketball Ends Season With Loss To West Lyon

Tue 2-25-2020

The Okoboji Pioneers and West Lyon Wildcats both traveled to Sibley Tuesday night for the district final game. Both teams came out battling ending the first quarter with a 14-13 score in favor of West Lyon. The cold second quarter offensively hurt the Pioneers as the Wildcats went into halftime with a 31-22 lead. Both teams continued to fight in the third quarter ending 45-36 in favor of West Lyon. The Pioneers worked to make a run in the fourth quarter but fell short 68-63.

 

The Pioneers were led by Lucas Lorenzen's 25 points. Jamison Helmers and Jaden Heller both contributed 13 points on the night. West Lyon was led by Jaxon Meyer's 19 points. Logan Meyer also contributed 15 points on the night.  Okoboji finishes the season 14-10.

 

Comments From Head Coach Ryan Stumbo:

Give West Lyon a lot of credit for how they played tonight. They were more physical around the hoop, guarded really tough all night making it difficult for us to find consistent rhythm, and had an answer for each run we tried to make at them throughout the game.
The end result was obviously not what we wanted, but we are so proud of our four seniors - Tyler Adams, Jamison Helmers, Kyle Martin, and Jake Halbur - for everything they have meant to our program. Their work ethic, commitment to the game, and resilience over their four years was inspiring and a huge reason why we had the successes we did this year. We were so blessed to coach them, and they will be missed in so many ways. We hope these boys walk away with their heads held high. They left this program in a better place and worked so hard to honor their community, which supported them so much.

 

 

Class 2A District 1

West Sioux 83

Cherokee 66

 

Class 2A District 2

South Central Calhoun 62

SE Valley 47

 

Class 2A District 3

Boyden-Hull 72

Sioux Central 33

 

Class 2A District 4

West Lyon 68

Okoboji 63