Oskaloosa split a Little Hawkeye Conference doubleheader at Pella Christian last night as the girls fell 57-41 but the boys avenged an earlier season loss to the Eagles and picked up their first LHC win this season winning a thriller 54-51. The girls’ game was close throughout the first half as Osky found themselves trailing just 23-18 at halftime, however numerous second half turnovers doomed the Indians as Pella Christian gradually built up their lead. Alexis Westercamp led Oskaloosa with 20 points while Cailey Terpstra led the Eagles with 20 and Brooke Mitrisin added 10. Osky dropped to 2-13 on the season and 0-7 in conference play while PC improved to 6-10 and 2-6 in LHC play.
The boys’ game was a tale of two halves as Pella Christian held a 29-23 halftime lead, however Osky outscored the Eagles 31-22 in the second half to get the win. Osky held the lead in the closing minutes but Pella Christian climbed within one late. A long three pointer by Spencer Tucker and key free throws by Tanner DeKock and Rian Yates helped Osky seal the win and they did it with two starters Jack Moore and Tucker Nunnikhoven both fouled out. Jarad Kruse had a big game for Oskaloosa scoring 16 points as nine total players scored for the Indians. Levi Jungling led Pella Christian with 22 points, however Osky held him to just one field goal and seven points in the second half. Oskaloosa improved to 6-8 on the season and 1-6 in LHC play while PC dropped to 8-6 and 2-6 in the LHC. Pella Christian plays cross town rivals Pella on Friday while Oskaloosa travels to Grinnell.
You can hear the Oskaloosa-Grinnell doubleheader on 99.5 FM and AM 740 KMZN, as well as the KMZN mobile app and radiokmzn.com. The action starts with the Brown’s Shoe Fit Basketball Countdown at 5:30.