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Bulldogs Inch by Eagles, End Pella Christian Girls’ Season

It stayed close throughout, but Van Meter’s girls’ basketball team edged Pella Christian last night, 62 – 55 in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A regional tournament. Neither team led by more than nine points, and the Eagles got as close as four in the final period before the Bulldogs pulled away. Coach Kevin Van Maanen says that he was very proud of how hard his girls’ fought all game long. In her last varsity game of her Eagles’ career, Lauren Jungling led all scorers with 21 points and Hannah Beltman threw in 16. Both Jungling and Savanna Baugh were the two seniors on this Pella Christian squad.