Eagle teams lose LHC games, win non-conference contests
PELLA — Pella Christian’s Eagle girls and boys were overwhelmed by Dallas Center-Grimes in Little Hawkeye Conference play Friday night. Then they went their separate ways Saturday, recording victories in non-conference play.
At Grimes Friday night, the Eagle girls were held to just one point by the Class 4A fourth-ranked Mustang girls in the first quarter. The Mustangs were up 16-1 and held a 34-14 halftime lead. The second half was more balanced.
In the boys’ contest, the pattern was much the same. The Eagles only scored six points in the opening quarter and trailed 29-19 at halftime. Dallas Center-Grimes expanded its lead with a 24-10 run in the third period.
Saturday, the Eagle girls entertained Roland-Story and won 48-36. The Eagle boys went to Washington, netting a 61-57 win.
Pella Christian’s girls (3-2) and boys (2-1) played non-conference games at Prairie City-Monroe Monday. Tonight, the Eagle teams are back in LIttle Hawkeye action at Oskaloosa.
Tessa Howerzyl scored 17 points for Pella Christian’s girls against Dallas Center-Grimes. Autumn Vos had eight rebounds. Howerzyl had three assists and three steals.
For the Pella Christian boys, Coltin Collins had 12 points, nine rebounds and two steals in the loss to Dallas Center-Grimes. Nate Haveman pulled down seven rebounds.
After a scoring flurry in the first half Saturday between the Eagle girls and Roland-Story, the offenses slowed down in the second half. Pella Christian led 30-25 at halftime. The Eagles limited Roland-Story to 11 points in the final two quarters of play while scored 18 points.
Howerzyl had 16 points and seven rebounds in the win. Brooke Mitrisin and Lauren Jungling each tossed in 10 points. Jungling and Hannah Beltman pulled down nine rebounds apiece. Autumn Vos had four assist and three steals.
Pella Christian’s boys were on the road for a second game in a row Saturday. The Eagles held a 30-29 halftime edge over host Washington but it was 43-43 after three quarters of play. The Eagles outscored the Demons 18-14 in the final eight minutes.
Collins dumped in 18 points while Haveman added 15 points. Sebastian Baugh put up a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, plus handed out three assists.