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Local Sports

PCM basketball sweeps South Hamilton

It was an all-round successful night for Prairie City-Monroe basketball, as both the boys and girls teams earned victories over South Hamilton in Monroe on Tuesday.

The Mustang girls (2-3, 1-3 Heart of Iowa Conference) had three players in double figures in their 65-44 win over the Hawks. Sophomore Courtney Van Houweling led the pack with 17 points, but junior Abbi Gilson was right behind her with 16 and Krisha Houseman finished with 12.

Eight players scored for the Mustangs overall, with senior Kelsey Townsend adding a team-high seven assists to her seven points. Freshman Karina Van Dyke also added six points and two rebounds off the bench.

Things were a little closer on the boys’ side, but the Mustangs improved to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the conference with a 50-40 victory over South Hamilton in the back end of the doubleheader.

It was senior Ethan Kain’s night to shine for PCM, as he dropped a game-high 21 points to go along with three rebounds, two assists and a 7-for-9 night at the free-throw line.

Junior Dillon Bruxvoort added nine points of his own and was followed by seniors Michael Neff, Hunter Van Veen and Alex DeWitte, who all recorded six points. DeWitte also had a team-high nine boards, and freshman Logan Gilman rounded out the team’s scoring with two points.

Both PCM squads will return to action on the road with a nonference rivalry game at Pella Christian on Thursday.

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