Tornado Boys Drop Tourney Opener at Orange City

The Storm Lake boys basketball team’s season ended in the opening round of the 3A tournament as 3rd ranked MOC-Floyd Valley defeated the Tornadoes 86-58 Monday night in Orange City.

The Tornadoes came out aggresive defensively and offensively they made four of their first five shots and built a 16-9 lead but the Dutch would go on a 13-0 run to take the lead 22-16 with five minutes left in the first half. They would lead 39-27 at halftime.

The Tornadoes trailed 52-41 with under two minutes to play in the 3rd quarter only to have the Dutch close the quarter on a 13-3 run to take a 65-44 into the final stanza. MOC-Floyd Valley shot 51-percent for the game while the Tornadoes shot 35-percent. Storm Lake also committed 17 turnovers compared to their eight.

Jaidyn Coon went 14-for-14 at the free throw line and scored a team high 25 points. Jesse Van Kalsbeek was dominant and scored a game high 29 to help the Dutch pick up their 20th win of the season. They will now host Sioux Center Thursday night in a sub-state semi-final.

Storm Lake concludes the year with a record of 4-18. Trevor Turner, Jake Eddie, and Brody Boeckman played their final game in a Tornado uniform.

Click below to hear comments from coach Heath Stille after the game.


Imagene Galvin 91, of Aurelia

Funeral Services for Imagene Galvin 91, of Aurelia will be Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 10:30 AM the First United Methodist