Indianola 82, Pella Christian 69
PELLA — The Eagles were only down four at the half but a 22-13 third quarter in favor of Indianola put the Indians over Pella Christian.
Jaedon Huisman led PC with 19 points while shooting 5-of-6 from three to go along with three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Eric Mulder also had a nice offensive night with 17 points, four rebounds, one steal and one block. Levi Schelhaas added 12 points, two rebounds, eight assists and one steal.
“As a young team, we've been seeing some signs of growth, but Indianola exposed some additional areas where we need to continue to grow,” Pella Christian head coach JD Boer said. “It was a fun and entertaining game. Both teams shot the ball well and played with great pace. Credit Indianola for finding ways to make us pay for some defensive mistakes throughout the night. We just need to continue improving, especially on the defensive side of the floor, to put ourselves in position to win games like this on a consistent basis.”
Pella Christian (1-3, 0-2 LHC) will look to bounce back at Grinnell (2-2, 0-1 LHC) on Friday at 7:45 p.m.
Knoxville 78, Chariton 24
CHARITON — The Panthers dominated from the jump and cruised to their eighth straight win over the Chargers.
Knoxville shot 55% from the field and 42.3% from three with 11 triples while 10 different Panthers scored in the game.
Spencer Hixson led the Panthers with 17 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal. Kieren Nichols added 14 points, three rebounds, eight assists and three steals while Mike Hudson chipped in 13 points, five rebounds and one assist. Luke Keitges claimed a double-double, filling up the stat sheet with 11 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, four steals and three blocks.
Knoxville (3-0, 2-0 SCC) travels to Bloomfield to face Davis County (3-2, 1-1 SCC) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
No. 15 (5A) Indianola 56, Pella Christian 33
PELLA — After being deadlocked at 10 after one quarter of play, Indianola exploded for a 16-2 second quarter and didn’t look back as the Eagles fell to the Indians on Friday night.
It was a tough offensive night for PC, who shot 23.5% from the field and were just 3-of-22 from beyond the arc to pair with 22 turnovers which they matched by forcing 21 Indianola turnovers.
Allison Van Gorp led PC with a double-double of 11 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and one block. Emma Witzenberg nearly got a double-double herself with six points, 10 rebounds, one assist and three steals.
Pella Christian (3-2, 0-2 LHC) will try to get their first conference win of the season on Friday at 6:15 p.m when they go to Grinnell (2-1, 1-0 LHC).
Knoxville 52, Chariton 42
CHARITON — The Panthers remained undefeated after jumping out early and holding off any Chariton comeback attempts to defeat the Chargers.
Knoxville got a great start and picked up a 23-10 lead after the first quarter and would hold steady from there despite a tough night at the free throw line (12-of-28). The Panther defense was active, forcing 16 steals on the night.
Knoxville was led by Emma Dunkin, who finished with 16 points, two rebounds, two assists and five steals. Marley McKay sported a double-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and two steals while Maggie Wilkins and Tara Uitermarkt both chipped in 11 points.
Knoxville (5-0, 2-0 SCC) will try to keep the early season win streak going on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. when they travel to Davis County (2-5, 1-1 LHC).