Rock Valley, Iowa — The Rock Valley Rockets and Sheldon Orabs split a Siouxland Conference doubleheader on Friday night in Rock Valley. The girls game went to Rock Valley 62-40 and the boys game went to the Orabs with a hard fought win 55-49.
In the girls game, the Rockets jumped out to an early 7-0 lead and never looked back. By the end of one it was 17-10 Rockets. Rock Valley extended their lead to 32-21 at the midway break. After the third quarter the Rockets had pushed the score to 51-29 and Rock Valley would go onto win 62-40.
The Rockets were lead by Sammy Blum, who poured in a game high 21 points, 13 of those came in the 3rd quarter. Cassie Van Beek added 18 points, 16 of which came in the first half.
Sheldon was led by Sydney Iedema who had 12 points and Kayla Van Meeteren put in 11 of her own.
With the win the Rockets improve to 9-6 overall, 8-5 in the Siouxland. Sheldon falls to 3-13 overall and 2-12 in the conference.
In the boys game, Sheldon would pull out in front early and by the end of the 1st quarter the Orabs were up 19-14. By halftime Sheldon pushed the score to 32-23. Rock Valley would tighten things up in the 3rd quarter, pulling to within 2 late in the third. At the end of three it was 43-36 in favor of Sheldon. Rock Valley would get their 1st lead of the game midway through the 4th quarter, but Sheldon would maintain their composure late and come away with the victory 55-49.
Sheldon’s team leaders were Kyle Boerhave with a game high 16 points, 12 coming in 4th, and going 6 of 7 from the charity stripe. Jaden Kleinhesselink added 11 points as well.
Brady Post lead Rock Valley with a team high 10 points.
The Orab victory puts Sheldon at 8-7 overall, 8-4 in the conference and Rock Valley stands at 6-8 overall, 5-7 in the Siouxland.
Up next for Sheldon, the Orabs will host MOC-Floyd Valley on Tuesday night for a conference basketball doubleheader. Rock Valley will stay at home and take on Okoboji Tuesday night as well.