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Pella Christian Splits with DCG on Night Dominated by Defense

Posted: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 5:58 am

Pella Christian played solid defense in both of their games in a doubleheader moved up due to weather Tuesday night.

But it was the Eagles boys coming away victorious 53-45, while a stagnant P.C. Girls offense never got into a rhythm in a 40-30 loss at DCG Meadows Gymnasium.

The Eagles boys kept pace with DCG throughout most of the first half, despite the Mustangs’ Steve Borneman finding numerous gaps in the P.C. defense. A key stretch to open up the third quarter gave Pella Christian a six-point lead, one they wouldn’t relinquish throughout the rest of the contest.

Head Coach Larry Hessing continues to be impressed with how the team’s offense is starting to become more of a presence, especially with a switch to zone defense slowing down the DCG offense.

Pella Christian was paced by 16 points and five rebounds from Alex Huisman, and eight, clutch, four-quarter points from Jack Vermeer, including two pivotal threes down the stretch. The Eagles boys improve to 7-13.

The Eagles girls team played excellent defense for most of the opening game against the Fillies, but couldn’t generate any offense against a tough DCG zone. P.C. was led by an 11-point, nine-rebound, four block, and four steal performance from Isabella Baugh, and eight points and seven boards for Morgan Fopma. However, the Eagles guards only combined for 11 points and contributed heavily to a 23 turnover night.

Pella Christian’s girls fall to 10-10. Both teams wrap up the regular season Thursday at Newton.