Pioneer Boys Still Looking For 1st Conference Win
The Pioneers lost a hard fought battle Tuesday night against Sibley-Ocheyedan falling 56-61. After quarter 1, Sibley-Ocheyedan took a 16-11 lead. The generals then expanded their lead with a good second quarter taking the score to 40-23 going into half time. The Pioneers came out with tremendous effort in the 3rd quarter, closing the gap to 45-36. The Pioneers continued to fight late into the game pulling as close as 6 with a minute left but could not take the lead. The final score of the game ended 61-56 Sibley-Ocheyedan. The Pioneers were led by Logan Abrahamson's 18 points. Izic Brouwer and Cris Halbur contributed 12 a piece. Sophomores Jamison Helmers and Tyler Adams both chipped in 6 for the Pioneers. Sibley was led by Grant Brouwer's 23 points. Colvin Jenness also added 15.
Okoboji Boys Coach Ryan Stumbo
We were encouraged by the amount of energy and effort our players brought the second half of this game. They fought and clawed their way back into it after a stretch in the 2nd quarter that put us into a hole. I think a lot of credit needs to be given to the Sibley-Ocheyedan team. They drove the ball well all night for kick outs and finishes around the rim and played with great aggression. That being said, we were proud of how our guys left it all out on the floor tonight in the 2nd half. I think it speaks to the fight in these kids, and we will continue to work towards putting that type of aggression on offense and defensive intensity together for a full 32 minutes.