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Sheldon Tops Poky in Districts

February 17, 2020 9:25pm

Sheldon took the lead for good midway through the 1st quarter on their way to a 70-56 win over Pocahontas Area in a 2A boys basketball 1st round district game Monday in Sioux Rapids.  

The Orabs led 19-12 after the 1st quarter, and ended the 2nd quarter on a 9-2 run to go up 37-26 at halftime.  The Indians only got within nine in the 2nd half.  

Kaleb Ackerman led three Sheldon players in double-figures with 23.  Poky was led by Trey Oehlertz with 16, then Luke Vanderham had 13, and Tyson Peterson had 12.  

The Indians seniors include Peterson, Chris Meyer, Cooper Christians, Cade Henrickson, Ryan Anderson, and Joe Hopkins.  Poky's season ends at 9-13.  

Sheldon improves to 7-15, and will play district top-seed Boyden Hull on Thursday night at 8pm in Hull.