Okoboji Boys Basketball Hands GT/RA First Loss

Tue 12-12-2017

The Pioneers traveled to Terril Monday evening to take on an undefeated GT-RA squad. The Pioneers opened up the game with a solid start, jumping out to a 6-0 lead. The Titans fought back to end the quarter well and knotted things up at 7-7 to end the first. In the second half, the Pioneers pushed forward and continued to work on defense, ending the half with a 22-15 lead going into half time. The Pioneers opened up the second half strong and played a solid overall 3rd quarter, extending their lead 37-22. The Titans were not done though, and fought back in the fourth quarter to pull within three points late in the game. The Pioneers sank some crucial free throws down the stretch to maintain the lead and closed the game out with a final score of 56-48. The Pioneers were led by Cris Halbur's 19 points. Logan Abrahamson added 12 while Kyle Martin contributed 7. The Titans were led by Tom Geelan's 18. Brady Rosacker also contributed 11 and Jacob Conlon 9.


Okoboji Coach Ryan Stumbo:

We are really proud of how our guys competed in this game. They really showed that we are growing and improving from the challenges we have faced. I thought we did a really good job of taking pride on both sides of the ball throughout the whole game. We were aggressive, disciplined, and played hard for 32 minutes. It was really fun to see our guys go all in for one another. There is a power behind that, and they fed off of each other's energy, trust, and support to close out a hard fought game.