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Okoboji Boys Basketball Upsets Western Christian

Thu 2-20-2020

The Okoboji Pioneers upset the top seeded Western Christian Wolfpack 66-62 in overtime in Boys Class 2A District 4 Basketball on Thursday night in Hull. The Pioneers led 20-14 after one quarter and 35-29 at halftime. They stretched their lead to as many as 11 before Western made it's comeback. The Wolfpack had the lead down to 47-45 after three quarters and it was tied at 57 at the end of regulation. In the overtime period, Okoboji built a six point lead, Western Christian went cold and the Pioneers got the upset victory. Lucas Lorenzen led the Pioneers with 25 points. Jamison Helmers added 24 points. Okoboji improves to 14-9 and will play in a district final on Tuesday night in Sibley against West Lyon. The Wildcats edged Spirit Lake 47-45. 

Listen to the postgame interviews here: Okoboji Postgame Interviews 022020