Okoboji Girls Basketball Season Ends At West Lyon
Class 3A #4 West Lyon ended Okoboji’s season 50-24 in First Round Region 6 action at West Lyon on Saturday night. Okoboji would take a 2-0 lead two minutes into the game but the hosts would answer with a 10-2 run before a Carly Carstens 3-pointer cut the deficit to 10-5 late in the first quarter; West Lyon would build that lead to 13-5 entering the second frame. The score was 19-9 midway through the second quarter when the full court pressure of West Lyon got to the Pioneers and the Wildcats ended the quarter on a 10-0 run to take a 29-9 lead into halftime. Two Montana Wilson baskets trimmed the lead to 30-13 with 3:00 left in the third quarter but West Lyon would answer with an 11-0 run to end the quarter and push the margin to 41-13 entering the final quarter. Okoboji would win the final quarter 11-9 to make the final score 50-24. Montana Wilson and Carly Carstens led Okoboji with 5 points each, while Ava Packebush and Ella Stoll each grabbed 6 rebounds. Brooklyn Meyer led West Lyon with 14 points. The Pioneers end the season 2-20 and say good bye to seniors Talyn Anderson, Taylor Anderson, Shayla Baschke, Emma Larson and Morgan Robinson. West Lyon improves to 20-1 and will host MOC-Floyd Valley in Regional Semifinal action on Wednesday night.
Comments From Head Coach John Adams:
“As our girls have done all season long, they battled and gave us everything they had tonight. We did a good job of following our game plan, West Lyon is such a great team that defends at a high level and they are incredibly hard to defend with Meyer in the post and their athleticism on the perimeter. We felt good where we were entering the second quarter but their full court pressure and some foul trouble really got to us, and West Lyon did a good job of taking advantage of that and pushing the lead to 20 at halftime, which is so hard to overcome against a defense like that. We thank our selfless group of seniors for all that they have contributed to our program and even though wins on the scoreboard weren’t what any of us hoped for, this group did a phenomenal job of winning all season long at the game that matters the most, life.”