The Sheldon Orabs swept a Siouxland Conference basketball doubleheader with George Little Rock Friday night. In the home opener the girls won 54-46 while the boys posted a 72-45 win.
The girls opened a 10-4 first quarter lead as Allie Jongewaard hit a three pointer at the buzzer. At the half the lead was up to 25-18. At the end of the third quarter Sheldon led 40-31 as they went on to win it 54-46.
Sheldon put three players in double figures getting a game high 22 from Krista Bousema, 14 from Janessa Holles and 10 from Abbie Provost.
The Mustangs had three players in double figures as well with Keely Kruse leading the team with 13 points. Jessica Sandbulte hit for 11 with Teyha Graham pumping in 10 points.
Both the Mustangs and Orabs stand at 2-1 on the season and in the Siouxland Conference.
In the boys game that followed the Mustangs led 18-17 at the end of the first quarter with Sheldon holding a 33-30 first half lead. A 15 point run to open the third quarter helped Sheldon to a 56-36 third quarter advantage as they went on to win it 72-45.
Sheldon had two players in double figures led by Dallas Ennema with 15 points and Nate Oostra with 12. Collin Wolthuizen was just off double figures with 9 points while James Gradert and Tom Brown added 8 points each. A total of 10 players made their way into the scorebook for Sheldon.
George Little Rock got a game high 20 points from Tanner Ver Steg including 6 three-point buckets. Austin Hayenga was next with 7 points.
With the win Sheldon moves to 2-0 on the season and in the conference. The Mustangs fall to 0-2 in the Conference and for the year.
Sheldon returns to the court Saturday afternoon with a non-conference doubleheader at South O’Brien. We’ll bring you the broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3 with pregame for the girls at 2:50 for the scheduled 3pm opening tip. The boy’s game will follow.
George Little Rock returns to action on Tuesday hosting Rock Valley in George.
Girls Basketball Fri 11/30/2012
Sheldon, 54, G-LR 46
Central Lyon, Rock Rapids 49, Sioux Center 44 (OT)
HMS 39, Remsen Union 36
Kingsley-Pierson 48, Spalding Catholic 41
MOC-Floyd Valley 52, Boyden-Hull 16
Sibley Ocheyedan 42, Rock Valley 34
Spencer 40, Unity Christian 37
Boys Basketball Friday 11/30/12
Sheldon 72, George-Little Rock 45
Harris-Lake Park 70, Ellsworth, MN 63
MOC-Floyd Valley 55, Boyden-Hull 43
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 47, Gehlen Catholic, LeMars 46 (OT)
Rock Valley 70, Sibley-Ocheyedan 63
Remsen Union 77, HMS 51
Spalding Catholic, Granville 65, Kingsley-Pierson 46
Spencer 80, Unity Christian, Orange City 52
West Lyon 64, Okoboji 55