Sheldon and South O’Brien split a non conference basketball doubleheader Saturday. The Wolverines took the girl’s game 46-45 while Sheldon won the boy’s game 43-39 in Paullina.
Mikayla Hintz was fouled as time expired in the girl’s game and went to the line with no time on the clock and dropped the first free throw with the lane empty and the Wolverines had the win. South O’Brien as a team went 8-of-9 at the line in the fourth quarter.
The Wolverines led 17-9 at the end of the first quarter and were up 21-12 at halftime. Sheldon pulled to within 30-26 at the end of the third quarter before Hintz late heroics sealed the win for South O’Brien.
Rachel Struve led all scorers with 18 points in the ball game. She was joined by Emma Sweeny who hit for 10.
Sheldon had two players in double figures with Audrey Gustafson and Janessa Holles each pumping in 11 points.
With the win the Wolverines are off to a 4-1 start while the Orabs are even at 2-2.
In the boys game Sheldon led 11-10 at the end of the first quarter. The lead was seven at the half at 21-14. At the end of the third quarter Sheldon was up 31-27 before going on to win 43-39. Dallas Ennema scored a game high 23 points for the Orabs hitting a pair of three pointers to go with 6 two point field goals and a 3-of-5 performance at the line. James Gradert was next with 8 points.
South O’Brien was led by Sam Weber with 13 points with a trio of field goals in the third quarter. Daniel Haden was next with 8 points.
With the win Sheldon is off to a 3-0 start on the season while the Wolverines stand at 1-1 for the year.
The Orab boys will be at Trinity Christian in Hull on Monday night with the varsity scheduled for a 7:30 opening tip. We’ll bring you the coverage on KIWA FM 105.3 with pregame set for 7:20. The Orabs return to Siouxland Conference play on Tuesday with a trip to Okoboji. Opening tip for the girls will be at 6:15 with the boy’s game to follow. We’ll bring you that broadcast as well on Tuesday night.
In other basketball action from Saturday………………
Western Christian 72, Sioux Center 31
Western Christian 65, Sioux Center 54