The Sheldon Orabs split a home basketball doubleheader with Okoboji Friday night. the girls game went to overtime tied at 54-54 with the Pioneers pulling out a 62-57 win. in the boys game Sheldon rolled to a 73-29 win.
In the girls game Sheldon led 16-14 at the end of the first quarter and was up 30-26 at halftime as Mackenzie Radke scored on a put back as time expired. At the end of the third quarter Okoboji had taken a 42-41 lead. The game went back and fourth in the final quarter with regulation ending with a 54-54 score.
In the overtime Megan Peschong scored a pair of field goals to go with 3-of-4 free throw shooting and Skylar Hanson added a field goal. Sheldon scoring came from a 3-of-4 performance at the line from Krista Bousema.
Peschong scored a game high 22 points with all of them coming in the second half and overtime. Also in double figures were Hanson with 17 and Emily Wintz with 12.
Bousema led Sheldon with 19 points. Audrey Gustafson hit for a dozen. With the win Okoboji improves to 9-4 in the conference and 11-4 on the season. Sheldon stands at 5-8 in the conference and 5-10 for the season.
In the boys game Sheldon opened a 17-9 first quarter lead that swelled to 36-20 at halftime as James Gradert scored 10 of his 18 points in the second quarter. In the third quarter behind a 10 point effort from Dallas Ennema the Orabs outscored the Pioneers 20-1 in the quarter to lead 56-21 at the end of three quarters. With the bench cleared in the fourth quarter Sheldon would go on to win 73-29.
Sheldon got a game high 18 points from Gradert and 15 in the ballgame from Ennema. Dalton Syverson led Okoboji with 8 points. With the win Sheldon moves to 11-1 in the conference and 14-1 for the season. Okoboji slips to 3-9 in the Siouxland and 3-11 for the year.
Up next for Sheldon will be a trip to Rock Valley for a doubleheader Tuesday night. then it’s on to MOC Floyd Valley on Friday.