Tornado Boys Win Thriller—Girls suffer first loss

Carson Lullmann forced overtime with a tip-in basket at the end of regulation and the Storm Lake boys basketball team remains unbeaten as they defeated Spirit Lake 74-70 in overtime Friday night at Tornado Fieldhouse.

Storm Lake had an eleven point lead in the 3rd quarter only to have the Indians go on an 18-2 run to grab a 54-49 lead with 5:30 to play. Spirit Lake led 60-53 with three minutes to go and that’s when Storm Lake senior Justin Guynn scored seven straight points to tie the game at 60-60 with 1:44 to play. After an Indians basket gave them the lead 62-60 Storm Lake called a timeout with 6.9 seconds left, Guynn would then take the ball down the floor get to the rim just missing a layup but Lullmann was there for the put back to tie the game as the buzzer sounded.

Guynn led Storm Lake with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting. Cam Boyd scored 20, and Jaidyn Coon scored 14. Spirit Lake was led by Dylan Stecker’s game high 27 points.

Spirit Lake is now 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the Lakes Conference. Storm Lake is now 4-0 and 1-0 in the league. Click below to hear from Lullmann and head coach Evan Franzmeier.

The Storm Lake girls suffered their first loss of the year 55-45. The game was tied at 23-23 early in the 3rd quarter but the Indians would take a 39-30 lead into the 4th quarter and would stretch that lead to 13 with under six minutes to play and Storm Lake could get no closer than eight points after that.

The Indians were led by Zoe Ackerman’s 17 points and the Tornadoes were led by Adeeya Yanga’s game high 20. Storm Lake falls to 5-1 overall and 0-1 in the Lakes Conference.

The Storm Lake teams play again Saturday at Carroll starting at 4pm. The games will be broadcast on 92.9FM KKIA.

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