Pioneers split with Mustangs
The Okoboji girls and boys basketball teams split a Siouxland Conference home doubleheader on Tuesday, Feb. 7. While the Pioneer girls won 45-32, the boys lost yet another close one in overtime, falling to the Mustangs 79-75.
In the girls contest, Okoboji trailed 15-13 after one quarter of play, but limited the Mustangs to four points in the second quarter to take a 26-19 lead into the locker room at the half.
The two squads played to an 11-11 tie in the third quarter before the stingy Pioneers defense took over in the final stanza, limiting George-Little Rock to just two points to salt away the 13-point win.
Freshmen Kallyn Stumbo and Camry Jones led the Pioneers with 12 points each. Stumbo finished with a double-double, filling up the stat sheet with 12 rebounds six assists, five steals and a block. Jones had eight rebounds and a steal.
Fellow freshman Megan Christopherson had eight points, three rebounds and a steal. Junior Grace Wintz had five points, five rebounds and two steals. Junior Elle Olthoff had four points and four rebounds for the Pioneers, who finished the regular season with a 14-7 overall record and an 11-7 mark in the Siouxland Conference.
In the boys contest, the Pioneers suffered their second straight and fifth total overtime loss of the season, with a 79-75 loss to George-Little Rock.
It was also the eighth loss of five points or less for the Pioneers, who dropped to 3-18 overall and 3-15 in the Siouxland Conference.
Okoboji trailed the Mustangs 14-9 after one quarter of play, but exploded for 27 points in the second quarter to lead 36-26 at the break. George-Little Rock cut into the Pioneers' lead with an 18-16 score in the third quarter before outscoring Okoboji 29-21 in the fourth to tie it at 73-73 and force overtime.
There, the Mustangs held the Pioneers to just two points to seal the four-point win.
Sophomore Kip Hurd led the Pioneers with 34 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Senior Bryce Peters finished with 20 points and three rebounds.
Junior Logan Abrahamson had 12 points, six assists and three boards. Junior Izic Brouwer had seven rebounds and a blocked shot for the Pioneers.