Okoboji Girls Basketball Takes Down Emmetsburg
The #10 Okoboji Pioneers won their sixth straight game on Thursday night at Emmetsburg 52-40. The E-Hawks jumped out to a 4-0 lead behind back to back buckets by Molly Schany but the Pioneers would answer with five straight points to take the lead before both teams settled in and ended up tied at 13 heading into the second quarter. Okoboji started the second quarter with an 11-5 run and would take a 27-20 lead into the halftime. The E-Hawks got hot in the third quarter after Okoboji took a 31-23 lead and would trim that margin to 35-33 entering the final quarter. A three pointer by Lindsay Carter would give Emmetsburg a brief 36-35 lead but Kallyn Stumbo would answer with back to back buckets to give Okoboji a 39-35 lead they would never relinquish. The Pioneers would keep the defensive pressure up all quarter and limit Emmetsburg to just 7 fourth quarter points to come away with the victory. Stumbo had a triple-double on the night with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to go along with 6 steals, while Camry Jones added a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds; Magan Christopherson led Okoboji in scoring with 18 points. Molly Schany and Abby Schany each had 10 points for Emmetsburg. Okoboji improves to 11-1 on the season and will head back into conference action on Friday night at Boyden-Hull. Emmetsburg falls to 3-6 and will travel to East Sac on Friday
Comments From Okoboji Coach John Adams:
We were really pleased with how the girls got after it on the defensive end of the floor tonight, and like we always talk about as a team, defense is what will win games for us. We struggled from the FT line (10-21), but we made Emmetsburg work for their points and we did a great job of helping each other out. Kallyn had another phenomenal game, and her steals in the fourth quarter were huge; Camry was really good in the post on offense and on the glass, and Magan hit big threes for us. Morgan Jensen also gave us some great minutes off the bench. We’ve got a very tough game tomorrow night at Boyden-Hull and will have to continue to grow as a team in that game.