Sibley Iowa — Sheldon and Sibley Ocheyedan split a conference basketball double header at the Sibley Ocheyedan High School Gym Tuesday night. The Generals claimed the girls game 65-44 with the boys game going to Sheldon 66-41.

In the girls game the Generals jumped out to a 19-9 first quarter lead and never looked back. They were up 41-19 at the half and 61-29 after three as they went on to win 65-44.

A pair of freshmen and and a junior led the way with freshman Madison Brouwer hitting for a game high 19. Fellow freshman Bria Wasmund  hit for 12 as did junior Kelli Greenfield. Sheldon was led by Sophomore Payton Lode with a 10 fourth quarter points. Senior Sydney Olsen was next with 8 points.

With the win the Generals are 6-10 for the year and 5-10 in the conference. Sheldon is now 5-12 for the year and 4-10 in the Siouxland.

In the boys game that followed Sibley Ocheyedan jumped out to an early lead only to see the Orabs tie it at 15-15 at the end of the first quarter. The Sheldon offense caught fire in second half. The exclamation point was a Mitchel Wolf three at the buzzer that put Sheldon up 35-22. The Orabs stayed hot in the third quarter leading 53-29 at the break and went on to a 66-41 win.

The Orabs put four players in double figures led by Kalen Ackerman with a game high 17 points. Jordan Jefferies and Tye Sudbeck added a dozen each with Mitchel Wolf dropping in 11. The Generals had two players in double figures getting a team high 11 from Jack Carlson and 10 from Carter Brouwer.

With the win Sheldon is 5-11 on the year and 4-9 in the Siouxland. The Generals are looking for their first win. Up next for both teams will be a return to action on Friday. The Orabs will be on the road at George Little Rock. The Generals will host Okoboji.

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