Pella Christian played stellar defense against Pekin Thursday night, and advanced in the Class 2A District 13 Tournament with a 66-44 victory.
The Eagles held the Panthers to just 14 first-half points in a game heard live on 92.1FM KRLS and kniakrls.com. Pella Christian had a 33-14 lead at halftime. That lead would hold the remainder of the game.
Pella Christian had 4 players in double figures, led by Chase Carlson with 20 points. Kyle Nikkel had 14, and Curtis Rozenboom and Sam Tvedt each added 11.
With the win, the Eagles advance to the Class 2A District 13 Final to be played on Tuesday night at Oskaloosa High School. You can hear that game live on 92.1 FM KRLS and kniakrls.com with Eric Grillaert and Wynne Veenstra on the call.