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Indians keep on rolling – Brown 3-pointer sends Okoboji game into OT

By Staff | Jan 15, 2008

SPIRIT LAKE — After scoring just three points in the second half, Spirit Lake’s Kaisha Brown came through with 18 points in the second half against Okoboji on Saturday.

Brown’s 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining in regulation tied the game at 45-45 to send it into overtime. Spirit Lake outscored its Dickinson County rivals 8-4 in the extra period to pull out a 53-49 win.

Brown’s 21-point effort included 4-of-8 from 3-point range and 7-o-f9 from the free throw line.

Post player Amber Kirschbaum shot 10-of-14 from the field and ended with 25 points.

The Indians led 12-10 after one quarter and 20-18 after two quarters, but the Pioneers had a big third quarter to take a 36-28 lead. The Indians rallied in the final frame.

Spirit Lake (12-1) travels to Sheldon today.

On Friday, Brown scored 25 points and Kirschbaum had 24 points in a 68-54 win over Worthington, Minn.

Brown was 2-of-2 from 3-point range and made 17-of-18 free throws. Kirschbaum was 10-of-15 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line.

Chelsie Stettnichs added seven points as she went 5-of-7 from the free throw line. The Indians were 27-of-32 from the charity stripe.

Spirit Lake 68, Worthington, Minn. 54

Spirit Lake (68) – Mary Brown 2 0-0 5; Caila Jones 2 2-3 4; Chelsie Stettnichs 1 5-7 7; Kaisha Brown 3 17-18 25; Regan Sieperda 0 1-2 1; Amber Kirschbaum 10 4-4 24; Sammy Spies 1 0-1 2.

Halftime score – n/a. 3-point goals – 3 (K. Brown 2, M. Brown). Rebounds – 29 (A. Kirschbaum 13). Assists – 15 (K. Brown 6); Steals – 9 (K. Brown 3); Blocked Shots – 6(A. Kirschbaum 6) Turnovers – 19. Total Fouls – 16. Fouled Out – none. Technical Fouls – none.



Spirit Lake 53, Okoboji 49, OT

Spirit Lake (53) – Mary Brown 1 0-0 3; Caila Jones 0 0-0 0; 1 0-0 2; Kaisha Brown 5 7-9 21; Regan Sieperda 0 0-0 0; Amber Kirschbaum 10 10-14 24; Sammy Spies 1 0-0 2.

Halftime score – Spirit Lake 20, Okoboji 18. 3-point goals – 5 (K. Brown 5, M. Brown). Rebounds – 27 (A. Kirschbaum 7). Assists – 16 (K. Brown 7); Steals – 12 (A,. Kirschbaum 5); Blocked Shots – 7 (A. Kirschbaum 5) Turnovers – 17. Total Fouls – 17. Fouled Out – M. Brown. Technical Fouls – none.