Orabs Sweep West Lyon on Senior Night

OrabsSheldon Iowa — The Sheldon Orab Basketball Teams celebrated senior night with a sweep of visiting West Lyon Tuesday night. The girls final was 61-53 with the boys game going to the Orabs 55-44.

In the girls game West Lyon was up 20-15 at the end of the first quarter with Sheldon taking a 36-25 halftime lead with five three point buckets falling in the second quarter. For the game the Orabs would finish with nine 3-point buckets. At the end of the third quarter the lead was 47-35 as Sheldon claimed the win 61-53.

Emily Johnson hit for 16 points with fellow seniors Sami Kleinwolterink hitting for 14 points and Kayla Van Meeteren adding 13.

West Lyon put four players in double figures with Kate Groneweg hitting for 16 off the bench including four 3-points baskets to share game high honors. Alysa Kock, Tarah Meyer and Stacy Barenschot all had 10 points each.

With the win Sheldon improves to 7-12 on the year and 6-10 in the conference. West Lyon is even in the Siouxland at 8-8 and 10-9 on the year.


In the boys game Sheldon led at all the breaks but had to withstand a fourth quarter comeback by the Wildcats. Sheldon led at all the breaks 13-11 at the end of the first quarter and were up 29-20 at half time. At the end of three the lead had been trimmed to 40-33. In the fourth quarter West Lyon would pull even only to see Sheldon regain the lead and nail down the win at the free throw line. Sheldon went 6-of-10 as a team in the fourth quarter in claiming the 55-44 win.

Senior Collin Wolthuizen led all scorers with 20 points in the night including a 14 point second half. He was joined by another senior Turner De Jong who added 10 points including 4-of-4 free throw shooting in the fourth quarter.

West Lyon was led by BJ Van Roekel who pumped in 13 points. Also in double figures was Chase Grotewold with 11 points on the night.

With the win Sheldon stands at 13-5 on the year and 12-4 in the Siouxland. West Lyon is 7-11 for the year and 4-11 in the conference. Up next for the Orabs is a Friday night trip to Central Lyon. West Lyon will be at Rock Valley on Friday night.



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