Okoboji & H-LP Basketball Split Games

Thu 11-29-2018

Girls Game

The ninth ranked Class 3A Okoboji girls lead from start to finish in their 72-41 victory over Harris-Lake Park on Thursday night in Milford.  The Pioneers jumped to a quick lead in the first quarter behind three pointers from Magan Christopherson and never looked back, taking a 23-8 lead into the second quarter.  Okoboji would keep up the pressure in the second frame and extend the lead to 39-20 at intermission.  The Pioneers would maintain a comfortable gap throughout the second half to salt away the victory.  Okoboji was led by Kallyn Stumbo, who had 20 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals.  Magan Christopherson added 15 points and 4 assists; Camry Jones netted 11 points to go along with 8 rebounds and Alexis Neilsen added 10 boards.  The Wolves had three players in double figures with Jazmin Voehl scoring 14, Madison Brevik netting 13 and Taylor Meyer chipping in with 10.  Okoboji will hit the road on Friday night for a Siouxland Conference tilt with Sheldon.  Okoboji is 3-0 while H-LP drops to 0-2.


Comments From Boji Coach John Adams:

We were very happy with how the girls came out from the opening tip with tremendous energy.  H-LP is a senior dominant team and we knew they would come in and battle. Magan and Kallyn got us going early with some nice shots and our defensive pressure was tremendous all night. Camry had a very strong second half, and we got huge minutes from our bench with Mia Meyer getting 7 points and Morgan Jensen scoring 6; all 12 of our girls contributed tonight, and that is always fun as a coach to see them get rewarded for their hard work. The girls did a very nice job of sharing the basketball and it was great to see the energy on the bench no matter who was in the game.



Boys Game

The Pioneers hosted HLP Thursday night. The Pioneers started the game well and jumped out to an early 18-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Wolves closed the gap in the second quarter and the halftime score ended 37-31. The game tightened in the second half with HLP taking a 54-53 lead at the end of the third. The game ended 78-70 in favor of HLP. Jamison Helmers led the Pioneers with 20 points. Cris Halbur scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Pioneers, and Kyle Martin brought an additional 14 points and 8 rebounds to the effort. Lucas Lorenzen contributed 10 points. The Wolves were led by Isaac Ihnen's 29 points and Bubba Sohn's 28 points.  Okoboji falls to 0-2 while H-LP improves to 1-0.


Comments From Boji Coach Ryan Stumbo:

I was proud of the way our guys started the game. We came out with good intensity and defensive effort, and it showed early on. Our guys played with a lot of heart and continued to battle all game long. HLP deserves a lot of credit for fighting their way back into the game, and Sohn and Ihnen made some nice plays and hit some big shots throughout the game to never let us pull away with it. I love the energy and effort our guys bring to the table each and every night, and I need to do a better job as a coach helping us settle in defensively. We have a good opportunity to learn from this game as we move forward with our conference play.