PELLA — Being home did the the trick for the Pella Christian Eagle basketball teams Friday. The PC boys broke a five-game losing streak and the girls halted a four-game skid.
The Eagle girls defeated visiting Oskaloosa 46-33, using a 14-2 surge in the fourth quarter. Tessa Howerzyl scored 11 points and had four assists for the Eagles.
Hannah Beltman blocked eight Indian shots. She also scored eight points, controlled 15 rebounds and had four steals for the Eagles. Lauren Jungling had 10 rebounds and scored nine points.
Marina Shannon and Brooke Mitrisin each added eight points for Pella Christian. Autumn Vos scored two points.
Oskaloosa was led by Alexis Westercamp’s 11 points.
Pella Christian’s boys dominated the Oskaloosa Indians, 77-46. The Indians stayed close early, trailing 18-15 at the end of one quarter. The Eagles pulled away on a 17-8 run in the second period.
Coltin Collins paced the Eagles with 24 points, going 12-of-14 from the field. He also had six rebounds and five the team’s 23 assists.
Nate Haveman chipped in with 12 points while Levi Jungling and Sebastian Baugh each had 10 points. Brant Vermeer dished out four assists.
Josh Posthuma scored eight points for the Eagles while Jared Van Wyk had six and Vermeer scored three points. Scoring two points each were Nathan Vande Voort and David Kacmarynski.
The Eagles host Pella in Little Hawkeye Conference play Tuesday.