Sports

Pioneer Girls Basketball Extends Win Streak to 3

Tue 12-12-2017

The Okoboji Girls picked up a big road win on Tuesday night over Rock Valley 55-40.  The Pioneers got off to a good start and grabbed a 10-4 lead but the Rockets would score the next five points including a 35 footer at the end of the first quarter to cut the lead 10-9.  The Rockets would tie it at 13-13 before Okoboji would take the lead for good and push that lead to 27-23 heading into halftime.  The Pioneers would take control in the third quarter behind solid defense and some clutch three point shooting by Magan Christopherson, Kallyn Stumbo and Ali Goehring and take a 38-27 lead into the final frame.  Okoboji would build on their 11 point lead in the fourth quarter and take control with an 11-3 run midway through the quarter to get some distance from the Rockets.  The Pioneers were led by Kallyn Stumbo who finished with 16 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals; Magan Christopherson added 13 points and 3 assists while Ali Goehring added 11 points and Grace Wintz chipped in with 8 points.  Rock Valley was led by freshman Abby Heemstra’s 12 points.  Okoboji imporves to 5-3 on the season and will hit the road again on Friday to battle MOC-FV. 

 

Coach John Adams

“We were really proud of how hard the girls defended again tonight against a very good Rock Valley team. Our starters played great and we got some really solid minutes off the bench. Alexis Neilsen hasn’t played a lot this year but has had two straight great games for us, and Alli Harms is really handling the ball well when she comes in. We just want to keep getting better every practice and every game and I think we’re starting to see this group really grow as a team and figure things out.”