Pioneer Basketball Wins Both Road Games
#9 (3A) Okoboji handled a hot start from Sibley-Ocheyedan and came away with a 76-53 road win on Friday night. The Generals jumped ahead 16-10 and maintained that six point edge at the end of the first quarter, 22-16. The Pioneers would respond with a 10-2 run to take a lead they would never relinquish, and then grow that lead to 36-28 at the half. Sibley-Ocheyedan cut the lead to 41-37 before Magan Christopherson hit a three-pointer to answer the run, and Okoboji would build their lead to 54-40 at the end of the third quarter. The Pioneers would build on that lead behind strong post play from Camry Jones and Montana Wilson as the Generals would get no closer than 12 the rest of the game. Magan Christopherson led Okoboji with 23 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds; Kallyn Stumbo had 20 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists; Camry Jones had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds; Carissa Doran scored 8 points and Montana Wilson had 7 points and 6 rebounds. The Pioneers are now 17-1 overall and 14-1 in the Siouxland Conference while the Generals, who had won three straight heading into this game dropped to 6-11 and 5-10 in the conference.
Comments From Head Coach John Adams
“I love how this group doesn’t get rattled and just continues to stick together. We knew Sibley-Ocheyedan would come out aggressive as they have been playing really good basketball lately. They were really good on the offensive end in the first quarter and we talked about playing with more urgency on the defensive end during the quarter break. The girls did a great job of locking down and holding them to six second quarter points, which set the tone for the rest of the game. Magan and Kallyn hit some big shots for us and both also shared the ball so well. Camry was great in the paint on both ends of the court, as was Montana, and Carissa continues to hit big shots and do the little things for us. It was a big week for us to get three wins and we’ll enjoy them during the weekend before getting ready for some more big games next week.
The Pioneers traveled to Sibley Friday night to end their week with another Siouxland Conference matchup. The Generals got out to a hot start ending the first quarter with a 19-11 lead. The Pioneers fought back in the second quarter to a score of 35-34 in favor of the Generals. Both teams continued to go back and forth in the third with the Pioneers holding a 46-45 lead going into the final quarter. The Pioneers closed the final minute of the game well with the final score 59-54.
Comments From Head Coach Ryan Stumbo