Orabs Sweep Basketball Doublheader With Visiting Sibley Ocheyedan

Orab-LogoThe Sheldon Orab Basketball Teams swept a Siouxland Conference doubleheader against visiting Sibley Ocheyedan Friday night. The girl’s game went to Sheldon 46-37 with the boys final 71-31.

In the girls game Sheldon opened a 16-11 first quarter lead as Krista Bousema scored on a put back bucket as time expired. At the half the Lady Generals pulled to within 23-19 as Michaela Wolter hit a three from just across the time line as the half ended. At the end of the third quarter the Sheldon lead was down to 31-29. in the fourth quarter Kayla Ackerman hit three pointers from the same spot on the floor in consecutive possessions to tie the score.

Sheldon would regain the lead and nail down the win from the free throw line as the Orabs went 7-of-8 in the fourth quarter going on to win 46-37.

Krista Bousema led all scorers with 17 points. Audrey Gustafson added a dozen. The Lady Generals had two players in double figures as well with Bridget Doeden hitting for 14 and Kayla Ackerman adding 13.

With the win Sheldon improves to 5-6 in the conference and 5-8 for the season. Sibley Ocheyedan goes to 5-6 in the Siouxland and 6-6 for the season.
In the boys game that followed Sheldon opened an 18-14 lead and took control in the second quarter as they led 34-14 at halftime. At the end of three the lead was 57-21. With reserves seeing action the fourth quarter a total of 10 players found their way into the scorebook as Sheldon took the win 71-31.

Dallas Ennema led all scorers with 20 points. Nate Oostra hit for 11. They were complimented by Matt Dykstra with 9 points and Hunter McDonald along with James Gradert both scored 8 points each.

The Generals were led by Grant Juber who hit a trio of three pointers in the first quarter and would finish with 13 points.

With the win Sheldon moves to 9-1 in the conference and 12-1 for the season. The Generals stand at 0-10 for the season.

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