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Pella Christian Sweeps Des Moines Christian

Posted: Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

The Pella Christian basketball teams swept another team Saturday, as Des Moines Christian fell at the hands of the Eagles. The girls were led by Cori Uitermarkt who had a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds to propel her team to a 55 – 47 win. Lauren Jungling also reached double digits with 16 points, as did Paige Engbers who added 11. The Eagles also had a big advantage on the boards, grabbing 36 to their opponents’ 25. The boys’ game was a tad more interesting, coming down to a last second shot by Sebastian Baugh, giving the win to the Eagles, 53 – 51. The Lions tied it up at 51 with almost an NBA-length three-pointer with about a minute left. Pella Christian held onto the ball until about ten ticks were left on the clock, when they found Baugh for a short-range shot to give him 20 points, and more importantly, the lead and the ballgame. Jared Van Wyk had 11, and Austin Ver Meer threw in a double-double of his own with ten points and 11 boards. The Eagles’ boys are now 8 – 4 overall, and next up for both Pella Christian teams is a trip to Grinnell on Tuesday.