Pioneer Basketball Sweeps The E'hawks
#8 (3A) Okoboji defeated #14 (2A) Emmetsburg 58-35 on Thursday night. Kallyn Stumbo put Okoboji up early with six quick points to make the score 6-0, and that lead would grow to 16-5 at the end of the first quarter. Okoboji would push that lead to 24-8 in the first two minutes of the second quarter, and maintain a 31-16 cushion at halftime. The Pioneers jumped up 37-16 to start the third quarter before Emmetsburg ended the quarter on 12-8 run to trim the margin to 45-28. Okoboji quickly pushed that margin to 52-28 with a 7-0 run to start the fourth quarter, and would never look back. The Pioneers were led by Kallyn Stumbo, who notched a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds to go along with 8 assists; Magan Christopherson added 15 points and 3 steals; Montana Wilson had 9 points to go along with 6 rebounds and Camry Jones led Okoboji with 12 rebounds. Molly Schany led Emmetsburg with 15 points. Okoboji improves to 12-0 on the season while the E-Hawks fall to 5-3. The Pioneers will be back in action on Friday night when they host Boyden-Hull in a big Siouxland Conference match-up.
Comments From Okoboji Coach John Adams
“Kallyn really got us going early with some great moves to the basket and some nice 3-pointers, and we had a nice offensive flow throughout the game. Magan hit some big buckets, and Montana really finished well in the paint. Our effort and energy on both ends of the court was fantastic, and we really played at a high level all night on defense. To hold an explosive team like Emmetsburg to 35 points shows how well the girls were locked in again tonight. Camry was great on the glass and Carissa made some great hustle plays. Our bench provided great energy tonight and gave us some quality minutes. It was a very good team win.”
The Pioneers hosted the Emmetsburg E-Hawks Thursday for their final non-conference matchup of the season. The Pioneers got out to a hot start ending the first quarter with a 23-12 lead. Both teams battled really well in the second quarter with Emmetsburg cutting the Pioneer lead down and going into half with a score of 42-34 in favor of the Pioneers. Okoboji put a solid defensive effort forward in the third quarter closing the quarter with a 57-39 lead. The final score ended 72-52 in favor of Okoboji.
Comments From Okoboji Coach Ryan Stumbo