The Sheldon Orabs and George Little Rock Mustangs split a Siouxland Conference Basketball doubleheader Friday night in George. Sheldon won the girls game 58-51 in overtime with the boys game going to the Mustangs 64-58.
In the girls game G-LR led 16-10 at the end of the first quarter and was up 28-22 at half time. At the end of three the lead was 41-34. The Orabs rallied to take the led in the fourth quarter only to see the Mustangs tie it at 48-48 at the end of regulation.
In overtime Sheldon hit 6-of-8 free throws to put it away. The Mustangs Tayha Graham went 3-of-4 at the line for all of the Mustangs points.
Sheldon got a game high 15 from Krista Bousema. Emily Johnson hit for 14 points including 4 in overtime. Sami Kleinwolterink added a dozen.
The Mustangs got 12 points from Danielle Eben and 10 from Mariah Terhark who fouled out with 2 minutes to play in regulation.
With the win Sheldon improves to 3-1 for the year and 2-1 in the conference while the Mustangs stand at 0-3 for the season.
In the boys game that followed the Mustangs led 14-12 at the end of the first quarter with the Orabs in front 34-23 at half time. At the end of the third quarter Sheldon’s lead was down to five at 47-42. The host team Mustangs outgunned the Orabs 22-10 in the fourth quarter to take the lead and the win on a 64-58 final score.
G-LR put three players in double figures with Tanner Ver Steeg hitting for a game high 21 points including 2 field goals and 7-of-8 from the free throw line. Austin Hayenga knocked down four three point buckets on route to a 20 point night. Jesse Koerselman hit for 11 points.
Sheldon was led by Collin Wolthuizen with 15 points including 11 in the second quarter as the Orabs came from behind to take their halftime lead. Ian Jongewaard scored 13 off the bench hitting a trio of 2 point field goals, one three pointer and went 4-of-6 from the free throw line.
With the win the Mustangs are off to a 2-0 start. The Orabs are now even at 1-1 on the season and in the conference.
Up next for Sheldon will be a Saturday afternoon trip to Paullina. Tip off for the girls game will be at 3pm with the boys game to follow.