Pella 63, Indianola 60
INDIANOLA — An early season battle that could have major implications when it comes down the end of season conference standings happened on Friday when Pella edged out Indianola in the LHC opener.
Pella held a 13-6 advantage after eight minutes but a big second quarter by the Indians saw Indianola hold a 26-22 lead at halftime. The second half would go back and forth with Pella eventually knocking down some big free throws at the end of the game to secure the win.
Both sides played fairly even across the board outside of a 33-22 advantage for the Dutch in the rebounding department.
Pella was led by the duo of Noah Allen and Karl Miller. Allen would finish with 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting while Miller tallied a double-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds and three assists on 8-of-16 shooting.
Brayen Drea would lead Indianola with 18 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Pella (2-0, 1-0 LHC) host their home opener on Tuesday at 7 p.m. against Washington (1-0).
Dallas Center-Grimes 78, Oskaloosa 51
GRIMES — Oskaloosa battled what figures to be a very good DCG squad on Friday to start Little Hawkeye Conference play as the Mustangs grabbed a 27-point victory.
DCG had a big first half offensively and would put Osky down 52-26 at the half and would never look back.
Oskaloosa shot well from the floor (51.3%) but turnovers (17) and three-point shooting (4-of-16) made it hard for them to keep up with the Mustangs’ scoring. DCG also controlled the glass with a 27-15 advantage.
Keaton Flaherty would lead Oskaloosa with 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting with five rebounds and two assists. Waylon Bolibaugh also finished in double figures with 12 points and two steals.
Bo Huston would lead DCG with 19 points, three rebounds and three assists.
Oskaloosa (0-2, 0-1 LHC) will go to Newton (2-0, 1-0 LHC) on Friday at 7:45 p.m.
Pella Christian 61, Norwalk 56
NORWALK — The Eagles picked up a very nice Little Hawkeye Conference road win on Friday where they edged out a five-point win at Norwalk.
This one was close for most of the night with PC holding a 31-25 lead at halftime and were able to hold off the Warriors late.
Three-point shooting was big for the Eagles as they finished 10-of-27 from deep with Levi Schelhaas and Jaedon Huisman both making big shots. Schelhaas finished with 22 points, three assists and two steals while Huisman added 16 points, four rebounds and two steals. Eric Mulder fouled out for the Eagles but still finished with five points, eight rebounds, two steals and five blocks.
Norwalk sophomore Redek Born had a game-high 25 points and three steals for the Warriors.
Pella Christian (2-0, 1-0 LHC) travels to PCM (1-2) on Monday at 7:30 p.m.
No. 8 (4A) Dallas Center-Grimes 70, Oskaloosa 27
Oskaloosa 51, Knoxville 42
GRIMES/KNOXVILLE — Oskaloosa split a tough two games in two days stretch early in the season as they fell to a quality DCG squad before bouncing back with a win at Knoxville.
The Indians quickly found themselves trailing 44-6 at the half against the Mustangs on Friday before playing out a closer second half. Finley Fitzgerald led DCG with 20 points in the contest.
Osky then met the Panthers in Knoxville on Saturday for an afternoon battle on the hardwood. The first half played even until a late burst by the Panthers put them ahead 24-19 at the break. The second half started well for the Indians, who won the third quarter 14-5 on their way to expanding their lead on their way to the win.
The Indians shot 42.2% from the field and just 5-of-21 from three while also being out rebounded 30-21 on the day but were able to force 19 Panther turnovers compared to 14 of their own.
Presley Blommers led Osky with 18 points, two rebounds, four assists and two steals. Addi Carter and Lucy Roach both finished in double figures with Carter tallying 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and four steals while Roach ended with 10 points and three rebounds. Aubree Blanco would chip in eight points and two rebounds.
Charlee Heffron had 10 points and six rebounds for the Panthers while Emma Dunkin added 10 points, three rebounds and three steals. Larissa Wells and Anna Buttell both ended with seven points for Knoxville, who was held to 32.7% shooting from the floor and 2-of-8 from deep.
Oskaloosa (2-1, 0-1 LHC) hosts Mount Pleasant (1-3) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. while Knoxville (2-1, 0-0 SCC) heads to Clarke (0-3, 0-1 SCC) on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
No. 2 (4A) Indianola 65, Pella 35
INDIANOLA — The Lady Dutch opened conference play on Friday against a team with hopes to finish at Wells Fargo Arena as No. 2-ranked Indianola raced to a 30-point victory.
The Indians offense was tough to stop as they scored over 20 points in each of the first three quarters before Pella closed out with a 13-0 advantage in the fourth.
The Lady Dutch were held to just 28.6% from the field and 2-of-22 from three in the contest. Lauren Blake led the Indians with 24 points, six rebounds and four assists.
Anna Vander Waal was the only Lady Dutch in double figures with 10 points, five rebounds, one assist and two steals. Mia Warner would add seven points and seven rebounds.
“Our girls competed for the entire 32 minutes,” Pella head coach Blaine Forsythe said. “As coaches we are proud of their effort. We will watch film and learn from this opportunity. We are looking forward to sticking together and growing as a team.”
Pella (1-2, 0-1 LHC) will host Washington (0-2) on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Norwalk 48, Pella Christian 27
NORWALK — The Eagle offense couldn’t get going for Pella Christian as they fell to Norwalk in their Little Hawkeye Conference opener on Friday.
PC found themselves trailing 16-2 after the first quarter and couldn’t come back from there as they were held to single digit scoring in each of the first three quarters.
The Eagle offense was held to 33.3% shooting from the floor and 2-of-11 from deep while turnovers also plagued PC with the girls turning the ball over 26 times.
Joslyn Terpstra led PC with 11 points, four rebounds and two steals while Karlie Anderson added six points, three rebounds and two steals.
Ava Johnson led the Warriors with 13 points and eight rebounds.
Pella Christian (1-2, 0-1 LHC) travels to PCM (0-4) on Monday at 6 p.m.
Osky takes 10th at DCG Invitational
GRIMES — The Indians grappled in their first tournament of the season on Saturday with the team taking 10th out of 14 schools in attendance.
Five Indians would place in the tournament. Lucas Phillips (160) would lead the way with his third place finish. He grabbed a pair of first round falls before falling in the semifinals only to bounce back with a fall in the third place match.
Warren Feudner (220) would finish fourth with his 9-1 major in his first match highlighting his day while Trey Miller (132) placed sixth, Blake Westercamp (170) was seventh with a trio of falls while Jeremiah Weber (285) took eighth with one pin.
Oskaloosa will go to Winterset for a triangular on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
1. Creston/Orient Macksburg (187.5), 2. Dallas Center-Grimes (182), 3. Ankeny Centennial (174), 4. Webster City (153.5), 5. Urbandale (153), 6. West Marshall (123), 7. Interstate 35 (113), 8. Adel-Desoto-Minburn (107), 9. Carroll (94), 10. Oskaloosa (58), 11. Nevada (35), 12. Des Moines East (32), 13. Prairie City-Monroe (25), 14. Lewis Central (21)
Pella places third at Williamsburg Duals
WILLIAMSBURG — Eight teams were in attendance at the Williamsburg Duals on Saturday as it was Pella leaving in third place in their first tournament of the season.
The Dutch started the day with a 49-21 win over Little Hawkeye foe Grinnell. Ty Halverson (152), Jackson Van Kley (160) and Damion Clark (120) all picked up falls for Pella while Logan Bruxvoort (170) won boy a 14-2 major and Kieran Van Voorst (182) a 6-2 decision.
Pella then fell against the eventual champs from Davenport Assumption, 56-18. Bruxvoort (170) and Noah Parsons (195) both had first period wins by fall.
Pella would bounce back with a 54-30 victory over Center Point-Urbana in the third round. Van Kley (160), Bruxvoort (170), Van Voorst (182), Parsons (195) and Kaiden Hol (220) gave Pella five straight wins by fall for a 42-0 start for the Dutch. Clark (120) would later get the last pin for Pella in the dual.
Williamsburg met Pella in the fourth round and would dispatch them 60-13. Van Kley (160) picked up an 8-0 major, Daniel Loftis (285) had a second period pin and T.R. Putz won a 6-2 decision.
That would set up a third place match between Pella and Marshalltown with the Dutch edging out a 43-36 win. Bruxvoort (170) started things off with a 10-1 major while Parsons (195) and Clark would add falls with Logan Schroeder chipping in a 5-0 decision. The Bobcats would take the next two matches by fall before surrendering the falling two by forfeits to set up a dual-deciding final match between Pella’s Van Kley (160) and Marshalltown’s Eysak Stanfield with Pella holding a 37-36 advantage. Van Kley would come through in the clincher with a second period fall.
Pella travels to Sigourney for a quad on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
1. Assumption, Davenport, 2. Williamsburg, 3. Pella, 4. Marshalltown, 5. Center Point-Urbana, 6. Grinnell, 7. Van Meter/Earlham, 8. Lynnville-Sully
Panthers second at Coach Riley Invitational
GREENFIELD — Knoxville left with a pair of champions and a second place team finish at their first tournament of the season at the Coach Riley Invitational.
Marco Alejo (113) and Luke Spaur (132) both grabbed titles for the Panthers. Alejo enjoyed a pair of major decisions on his way to a 4-0 decision in the title match to clinch the win while not allowing a single point on the day. Spaur nabbed a 13-3 major to start before getting back-to-back falls to put him in the finals where he secured his title with an 8-2 decision.
Steven Thome (120), Triston Sinnard (126), Daniel Gorskikh (138) and Kale Kincaid (152) all showed well with third place finishes while Gavin Montalvo (170) and Trenton Kingrey (195) were fourth, Dane Gullion (106) and Chaz Graves (145) grabbed fifth and Steven Metcalf (220) ended in sixth.
Knoxville hosts the South Central Conference Tournament on Thursday at 6 p.m.
1. Clarinda (211), 2. Knoxville (182.5), 3. Pleasantville (136.5), 4. Nodaway Valley (128), 5. AHSTW (120.5), 6. Clarke (109), 7. Southwest Valley (106), 8. Earlham (97), 9. Bedford/Lenox (96), 10. AC/GC (83), 11. Mount Ayr (54), 12. Creston/O-M (39), 13. Central Decatur (34)
Osky bowlers compete in first meet
NEWTON — The Oskaloosa boys and girls participated in the Newton Bowling Invitational on Saturday for their first bowling meet of the year. The girls finished in fourth place with Kaylee Haugen led the way for the girls with a two-game high total series of 259 for the team while Jennah DeRonde had the high game for the team wit ha 143 game.
“We definitely need to be working on the picking up our spares to be more competitive with our scores,” Oskaloosa head coach Tony Witt said.
The boys finished in second place for the tournament and were led by freshman Trey VanWyk with a high game of 227 and the high two-game series for the team with a 420 series. Zach Fee had second high game with a 219 game and Jarrett Czerwinske had second high two-game series with a 373. VanWyk also earned a second place overall medal in the singles.
“Trey did a great job for his first ever high school bowling meet,” Witt said. “The boys will need to got a lot more consistent bowling from the other four teammates as the year progresses.”
Oskaloosa will go to Ottumwa on Thursday at 2 p.m.