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Storm Lake basketball teams sweep OABCIG

January 15, 2022 7:16pm

The Storm Lake basketball teams swept OABCIG Saturday afternoon, with the girls winning 35-26 and the boys winning 69-55

 

The girls game saw the teams trade baskets over the first five minutes to a 6-6 tie in the first. The Tornadoes would snag the lead with 45 seconds to go in the first with an Amy Slight 3 to put the lead at 11-8. The Falcons would score a quick basket to cut the lead to 11-10 after one.

The first four and a half minutes of the second would see two ties and three lead changes at the teams would work to a 15-15 tie. The Tornadoes would close out the half on a small 3-0 run to go into the half up by three at 18-15.

The opening four minutes of the third again saw the teams trade baskets as the Tornadoes lead 22-19. The Tornadoes would pull away with an 6-3 run to end the quarter, leading after three 28-22.

The fourth saw the Tornadoes extend the lead to 33-24 with 1:50 to go in the game using a 5-2 run to get there. The Falcons would never get any closer as the final score was 35-26.

With the win the Tornadoes improved to 5-10, and the Falcons fell to 4-9

The Tornadoes were lead in scoring by Adeeya Yanga with 15 (11 in the second half), Amy Slight and Maddy Raveling both with 9, and Mackenzie Harder added 2

The Falcons saw Alex Schroeder and Riley Schiernbeck both with 12 and Haley Harms collected 2

 

In the boys game the Falcons only took five seconds to score the first basket to lead 2-0. After that the Tornadoes used an 8-2 run over the next 1:55 to lead 8-4. The defenses would then halt the offenses over the next two minutes, holding both sides scoreless. The Tornadoes would push their lead to five at the end of the first outscoring the Falcons 8-7 to lead 16-11.

The Tornadoes flew out of the gates in the second quarter on a 7-2 run to lead 23-13 with 3:41 to go in the half. The Tornadoes were not done as over the final 3:41 of half the Tornadoes kept it rolling on a 6-5 run to lead 29-18 at the break.

The second half saw the Falcons claw their way back into the game opening the half on an 11-2 run to cut the lead to 31-29. However, the Tornadoes had the answer closing out the quarter on a 12-3 run to lead 43-32.

The fourth quarter saw the Tornadoes keep on rolling as they opened the quarter on a 10-2 run to open up a 19 point lead at 53-34 the biggest lead the Tornadoes would have. However over the next four minutes the Falcons would trim the Tornado lead to 10 with a 15-6 run to trail 59-49 with two minutes to go. That would be as close as the Falcons would get, as the Tornadoes closed out the game to win 69-55.

The Tornadoes improved their record to 8-4, the Falcons fell to 8-4

The Tornadoes saw all five starters hit double-figures as Drew Taylor and Sam Slight scored 14 points, San Dvergsten added 12 as well as Titus Mulgae and Austin Gaffney both added 11.

The Falcons were lead by Beckett DeJean scored 20 points and Kane Ladwig added 16

 

Hear comments from Storm Lake Girls Basketball Head Coach Nate Reichter (3:50) and Storm Lake Boys Basketball Head Coach Heath Stille (3:43)