The Pella Lady Dutch earned a massive win on Friday night against rival Knoxville 67-25. From the start of the game, Pella was set out to run, and the Lady Dutch did it well. They also effectively crashed the boards all night, limiting Knoxville’s second chance shots; and had numerous looks at put-backs of their own on the other end of the floor.
Pella Head Coach Jerod Garland said after the game the team’s effort on the offensive glass was spectacular. On the flip side, Knoxville Coach Jim Utiermarkt said one thing they did not have was a good enough effort, which is something he says can be controlled.
Pella put four players in double figures, led by Regan Cooper with 13 points; while Kelsey Fynaardt and Lindsay Bentzinger added 11 each, and MacKenzie Anthony had 10 points. Knoxville was led by Alex Abens and her 9 points on the night.
With the win Pella moves to 2-1 on the year while Knoxville is now 1-2. Pella’s next game will be Tuesday in the first half of a boy/girl doubleheader against Norwalk, while Knoxville hosts Centerville Monday night.