Western Sweeps Home Double Header With Storm Lake

Hull, Iowa — Western Christian earned a double header sweep against visiting Storm Lake Friday night. The girls game went to the wolfpack 60-15 and the boys game 64-48.

In the girls game Western started on a 25-0 run and never looked back. At the end of the first quarter the lead was 25-3. At the half the Wolfpack were up 47-11. At the end of three it was 57-11 with Western getting the win 60-15.

The Wolfpack had three players in double figures getting a game high 14 from Madison Vis and 11 each from Stella Winterfield and Sienna Moss. The Tornadoes were led by Mary Yanga with 7 points.

With the win Western is 5-16 on the year and 2-6 in the Lakes. Storm Lake is 1-17 with an 0-10 conference mark.


In the boys game Western hit 8 threes in the first half to jump start the offense as they opened a 19-7 first quarter lead and were up 46-20 at halftime. At the end of the third quarter they were in front 58-36 as they went on to win 64-48.

Western got balanced scoring with five players in double figures. Wyatt Gaulker led the way with 15. Tyson Boer hit for 14 with the pair accounting for 7 of the 8 treys in the contest. Eli Van Essen added 11 with Brayton Van Meeteren and Ty Van Essen connecting for 10 points each.

Sam Slight led all scorers with a 17 point night for Storm Lake. With the win third ranked Western is now 15-3 for the year and 7-1 in the conference. The Tornadoes are 8-7 for the year with a 4-6 conference mark. Up next for the Wolfpack is the final doubleheader of the season at Spirit Lake on Tuesday night. Storm Lake returns to action Saturday hosting Alta Aurelia.

Comments from Head Coach Derek Keizer:

We passed the ball exceptionally well in the first half tonight.  We had 16 assists on 17 made baskets.  The guys were so unselfish tonight which is obviously great this time of year.

We forced Storm Lake into 20 turnovers with our pressure.  We were very active in the passing lanes and made some things difficult for their guards.
I really liked our aggressiveness on the offensive glass.  We had multiple guys creating extra opportunities that led to some great things for us in the half court.  Our rebounding numbers were great tonight.

The guys responded well the last couple of days in practice.  They were challenged and they were excited to play tonight.  This group has a lot of fun together!



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