Orabs and Wildcats Split Basketball Doubleheader

BasketballSheldon Iowa — Sheldon and West Lyon split a basketball doubleheader Friday night in Sheldon. West Lyon took the girls game 60-49 with Sheldon winning the boys game 57-42.

In the girls game West Lyon led 12-11 at the end of the first quarter before Mia Hoogeveen dropped in five 3’s in a 15 point second quarter to led the Wildcats to a 29-18 halftime advantage. Hoogeveen would ad another pair of 3’s in the third quarter on the way to a game high 22 points. At the end of the third quarter the lead was 46-34 with the Wildcats winning 60-49. Also in double figures for West Lyon was Maddie Meyer with 14 points.

Sheldon put two players in double figures with Haily Jungers hitting for 13 and Kayla Van Meeteren adding a dozen on four 3-pointers.

With the win West Lyon runs their winning streak to seven and stand at 7-2 on the year and 5-2 in the Siouxland. Sheldon is 2-6 for the year and 1-6 in the conference.


In the boys game Sheldon opened with a 19-6 first quarter lead hitting five 3’s in the quarter. They would hit 10 in the game. At the half the lead was 32-21. At the end of the third quarter Colby Kleinhesselink hit a three off the glass as time expired to give the Orabs a 46-34 lead as Sheldon went on to win 57-42.

Ian Jongewaard hit for 11 points including a trio of threes. Jaden Kleinhesselink added 10 points. West Lyon got a game high 17 points from Issaac Heyer who hit a trio of threes of his own.

With the win Sheldon improves to 4-3 on the year and 4-2 in the conference. West Lyon falls to 3-4 on the year and 2-4 in the Siouxland. Sheldon returns to action Saturday afternoon hosting Unity Christian. The girls game will tip off at 3:00 with the boys game to follow. Next action for West Lyon will be on Tuesday when they travel to Rock Valley.

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