PELLA — The Oskaloosa seventh grade boys basketball team took on the Little Dutch Thursday night in a four-game slate.
The Indians jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as the “A” team routed Pella 51-36.
Leaders for the “A” team were Max Roach with 21 points three steals, three assists and two rebounds. Ethan Stek contributed 11 points, one rebound and one steal. Carter Hoskinson added six points, four rebounds and one steal. Kayne Boender (two rebounds and two assists) and Trey Parks (one rebound) added 4 points. Kaiden Parker added a three-point basket. A.J. Walker chipped in two points to round out the scoring.
In the “B” game, the Little Dutch were hot at home and the Indians just couldn't get anything going offensively bowing 39-14.
Scorers for the Indians included Liam Dykstra with five points, Landon Romas with four points and two rebounds, Kaiden Parker added two points, three rebounds and 3 steals, Tate Peterson added two points and one rebound and Holden Braundmeir rounded out the scoring with two points and one steal.
In the “C” game, the Indians jumped out to an early lead but costly turnovers sent the Indians into a spiral and the Little Dutch took a 22-12 lead. The Indians roared from behind and cut the lead to 22-19. The Indians could only score one more bucket in the final minute and fell 28-21.
Leading scorers in the “C” game were Marshall Siebert with seven points (five rebounds), Heavon Knox with four points (two rebounds, one steal), Cole Van Der Wal with three points (three rebounds, one steal) while Blake Herny (one steal), Kris Perla and Maddox Maxwell added two points apiece while Mason Muir went 1-for-1 at the charity stripe.
In the final contest of the night, the Indians struggled to maintain a lead before losing it late in the 4th quarter. The Indians’ pesky defense would not yield, taking the ball with a rebound bucket by Marshall Siebert. When Oskaloosa got into their offensive set, Maddox Maxwell shot the ball to a wide open Chad McDonald Playle, who drained a three-point shot with 5.7 seconds left. The Little Dutch missed a bucket with 2.3 seconds left and the shot fell helplessly out of bounds to give the Indians a 27-26 victory.
Leaders for the Indians were Chad McDonald Playle with eight points (one rebound), Mason Muir with seven and Trevin Griffin added four points. Marshall Siebert added three points (one rebound), Maddux Maxwell two points (two steals), Kris Perla with two points and Cole Van Der Wal chipped in one from the charity stripe.
The Indians move to 18-7 with a final slate of games next week to round out the season.