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Pella Christian’s Engbers, Riggen Closing Out College Basketball Careers

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2016 at 5:58 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Trevor Castle

Two Pella Christian alumni are in their senior seasons of college basketball.

Paige Engbers is a senior forward for the Dordt women, who are 8-7 and riding a three-game winning streak. Engbers has started all 15 games and is the leading scorer for the Defenders with 9 points per game. She does most of her damage from behind the arc, as she’s made 38 three-point baskets on 36-percent shooting from deep.

Blake Riggen is a senior guard for the Northwestern men’s basketball team, who is off to a 16-1 start and is ranked 6th in NAIA Division II. Riggen has played in five games, averaging 4.3 points in those contests.