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Hawkeye recruit Jok scores 41 to lead W.D.M. Valley past Urbandale in overtime

[ 0 ] January 18, 2013 |

By Tommy Birch

Des Moines Register

 

The end of Peter Jok’s 41-point night was kind of a blur for the Valley basketball star.

Those who saw it clearly won’t forget it.

Jok, a senior headed to Iowa next season, led the Tigers to a 61-56 overtime win against Urbandale on Friday night in West Des Moines.

“My coach (Jeff Horner) just told me, ‘This is where the best players are made,’ ” Jok said. “I just took it personal.”

Jok, a 6-foot-6 guard, put on a second-half shooting display that began with the future Hawkeye leading the Tigers on an 8-0 run all by himself.

He finished the game with 13 field goals, including five 3-pointers, and 10-of-13 from the free-throw line.

The points came so quickly that Jok said he couldn’t remember details of the second half.

“I was just so focused,” he said.

Jok helped the Tigers overcome a first-half deficit and win their fourth straight game.

“He carried them on his back,” Urbandale coach Brad Bjorkgren said. “He was a difficult guard because he kept shooting it deeper and deeper.”

Bjorkgren called Jok’s game one of the best he’s seen.

“Against us, that probably ranks as one of the top performances,” Bjorkgren said.

Jok said as the came went on, teammates continued to feed him the ball.

“I was feeling really good,” Jok said.

URBANDALE (56)—Shappell 3 0-0 8, Lazard 5 1-3 11, Alexander 1 1-1 3, Razor 6 0-0 14, Egger 0 0-0 0, Agic 4 3-4 14, Noah 3 0-0 6. Totals 22 5-8.

VALLEY (61)—Mason 0 0-0 0, Nixon 0 0-0 0, Hinkle 1 2-2 5, LaGrone 2 0-0 5, Umble 0 0-0 0, Boffeli 2 0-0 5, Jok 13 10-13 41, Dafney 1 2-4 5, Brown 0 0-0 0, Mackdanz-Marble 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 14-19.

Urbandale 16 13 8 11 8—56

Valley 12 5 15 16 13—61

3-point goals—Urbandale 7 (Agic 3, Shappell 2, Razor 2), Valley 9 (Jok 5, Dafney, Boffeli, LaGrone, Hinkle). Fouls—Urbandale 19, Valley 10. Fouled out—Egger, Lazard.

Category: Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball

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