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MOC-FV sidelines Storm Lake in districts

Thursday, February 28, 2002

ORANGE CITY - When all the shots are falling for one team and aren't for the other, the end result won't be very pretty.

MOC-Floyd Valley, which had numerous shots within point-blank range, shot 64 percent in the first half and 56 percent for the game to knock Storm Lake out of the Class 3A district tournament with a 91-49 victory on Monday night at Orange City.

MOC-Floyd Valley, now 17-4, will play Sioux City Heelan in a district final tonight in Cherokee.

Storm Lake finished its season 11-11 overall.

MOC-Floyd Valley made 32 of 57 field goals for 56 percent, while Storm Lake struggled to 16 of 40 for 40 percent.

The Tornadoes made only 7 of 24 shots for 29 percent in the first half and committed 14 turnovers. The Dutchmen made 18 of 28 field goals for 64 percent and committed five turnovers.

MOC-Floyd Valley scored the game's first five points and extended to a 10-1 lead moments later. The Dutchmen settled on a 22-11 lead after the first quarter.

The Dutchmen used a 23-10 spurt in the second quarter to take a 45-18 lead. They led 47-19 at halftime. MOC-Floyd Valley held a 71-41 lead entering the fourth period.

A.J. Spielman led Storm Lake with 13 points. Jeff DeHaan returned from a broken wrist injury to score 10 points. Scott Ellens added seven.

Nick Skibsted grabbed five rebounds and Blanchard four. Ellens and Mike Pierce each had three. DeHaan charted three assists, as did Kurt Hanna.

"We just didn't start off very well," Storm Lake coach Tim Keigan said. "We had a lot of turnovers early and that kind of set the tone for the rest of the game. We just couldn't get into sync offensively and couldn't get many stops on defense. We didn't do a very good job of being aggressive and doing the things we needed to do to stay with them."

"I want to thank the seniors and the senior parents. I wish them luck in whatever their futures hold. It's been a fun season," Keigan added.

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