In the girls game Sibley Ocheyedan opened a 16-13 first quarter lead and were up 29-25 at halftime as Clara Meyer hit a three pointer as time expired. At the end of the third quarter Sheldon had pulled even at 36-36 only to see Kayla Ackerman hit a three pointer at the end of regulation to tie the score at 49-49 and set up the overtime period.
In OT, Bridget Doeden scored 7 of her 24 points to lead the Generals to the win. Doeden led all scorers on the night and was joined in double figures by Ackerman who netted 21 on the night including four three point buckets.
Sheldon got a team high 22 points from Emily Johnson including four three pointers and 21 from Krista Bousema with 21 including five three points buckets. Johnson and Bousema each hit a three in the overtime.
With the win Sibley Ocheyedan remains unbeaten on the year at 3-0 including a 2-0 conference mark. The Orabs were handed their first loss of the year and stand at 2-1 in the year and 1-1 in the Siouxland.
In the boys game that followed Sheldon picked up a 48-39 win in the season opener handing head coach Eric Maassen a win in his first game as a head basketball coach. At the end of the first quarter it was tied at 9-9 with the Generals taking a 23-18 first half lead. Sheldon battled back for a 37-28 first quarter lead and went on to win it 48-39. it was the season opener for both boys teams.
Sibley Ocheyedan was led by Ty Hanna with 15 and Devan Vander Veen with 12 points.Sheldon had two players in double figures as Turner De Jong and Collin Wolthuizen scored a dozen each.
Up next for the Generals will host Rock Valley in a conference doubleheader.