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Storm Lake basketball teams sweep Alta-Aurelia

January 13, 2022 11:15pm

The Storm Lake Tornado basketball teams swept the Alta-Aurelia Warriors in doubleheader action, with the Tornado girls team winning 39-33, the boys won 60-55 in overtime

 

The girls game started with three ties as the teams started out to a 6-6 tie. The Tornadoes would go on a 12-2 run through the end of the first and into the second quarter to lead 18-8 6:19 to go in the second quarter. After a Warrior timeout the Warriors went on 6-4 run to cut the Tornado lead to 22-14 at the half.

The Tornadoes came out of the locker room and extended their lead to 26-16. The Warriors would cut lead to 29-20 after three quarters. Into the fourth Tornadoes would again push to a 35-22 lead with a 6-2 run. However, after a Warrior timeout the Warriors would go on an 11-2 run to cut the Tornado lead to 37-33 lead with under 30 seconds to go. The Tornadoes would make a couple free-throws late to win the game 39-33.

With the win the Tornadoes improve to 4-10, the Warriors fall to 2-11

The Tornadoes were lead by Adeeya Yanga with 16 points, Amy Slight had 11, and Maddy raveling had 5. The Warriors were lead Ella Nielsen with 10 points, and Jenna Nielsen and Lucy Gunkelman both had 7 points

Up next for the Tornadoes they travel to OABCIG on Saturday, for the Warriors their game at South Central Calhoun scheduled for Friday has been postponed to Monday January 20th

 

The boys game saw the Tornadoes jump out to an 8-3 lead. The Warriors would wrap up the opening quarter on a 10-6 run to cut the lead to 14-13 after one. The Warriors would come rolling into the second quarter on a 10-0 run to lead 23-14. The teams would trade baskets to get to the half with the Warriors leading 27-19.

The second half saw the Warriors jump out to a ten points lead at 31-21 after a quick 4-2 run. However, the Tornadoes would go on a 12-5 run to cut the Warrior lead to 36-33 which lead to a Warriors timeout.with 3:28 to go in the third quarter. The Tornadoes weren't done as they would mount another 9-6 run to tie the game at 42, which lead to another Warrior timeout with 36.9 seconds to go in the third. The Warriors would collect a basket in the final 3 seconds to lead after 3 quarter 44-42.

The Tornadoes flew out of the fourth on an 8-0 run to lead 50-44. The Warriors ended up with a final push of 5-1 to tie the game at 51 with 50 seconds to go. The Tornadoes would end up with the final shot attempt, Sam Dvergsten attempted a three at the horn which did not go in which, forced overtime.

In overtime the Tornadoes jumped out to a 5-0 run to lead 56-51. The Warriors would cut the lead to one with a quick 4-0 run to trail 56-55. That would be as close as the Warriors would get, as Storm Lake would close the game on a 4-0 to win 60-55.

With the win the Tornadoes imrove to 7-4, the Warriors fall to 4-7

The Tornadoes were lead by Sam Slight with 18, Titus Mulgae had 11, and Drew Taylor had 8. The Warriors had Tanner Randall with 18 points, Braden Sonksen ended with 15, and Ayden Dullea 8 points.

Up next for the Tornado boys they travel to OABCIG on Saturday, the Warriors game for Friday has been postponed to Monday January 20th

 

Hear comments from Storm Lake Girls Basketball Head Coach Nate Reichter (2:01) and Storm Lake Boys Basketball Head Coach Heath Stille (3:25)