After over eight months off from action, the Pella High Lady Dutch basketball team will open up their season tonight at home against visiting Ballard. The Lady Dutch are coming off a 2011-12 season that saw them go 13 – 10. Ballard themselves are fresh off a trip to the state tournament in Des Moines and a 19 – 7 season. The Bombers lost eight seniors off their roster, and only have two seniors on this year’s roster. Pella High head coach, Jerod Garland, tells KNIA/KRLS Sports, that for his team to come out on the right end of their season opener, they’ll have to tire out the Bombers. Both of these teams met in the opening game last year, with Ballard edging Pella by a final score of 46 – 43. Tonight’s 2012-13 regular season tip-off between Pella and Ballard is at 7:30 p.m.