Area roundup: Oskaloosa hoops split doubleheader at Indianola

Jan. 25—Girls Basketball

Oskaloosa 45, Indianola 39

INDIANOLA — Oskaloosa snapped a long losing streak to Indianola in a rare Wednesday night make-up game.

Oskaloosa started out well and led 12-9 after the first quarter before Indianola would tie it up at 23-23 at the half. Both defenses held strong in a low-scoring third before Osky outscored Indianola 15-8 in the fourth to come away with the win.

Wednesday snapped a 15-game losing streak to Indianola and gave them their first win over the fellow Indians since 2013.

Oskaloosa (8-4, 3-4 LHC) will return home to host No. 4 (4A) Dallas Center-Grimes (12-3, 5-0 LHC) on Friday at 6:15 p.m.

*Oskaloosa stats were unavailable at time of print

Boys Basketball

Indianola 52, Oskaloosa 35

INDIANOLA — Oskaloosa entered Indianola on Wednesday hoping to snap a seven-game losing streak. The previous team they beat was the same Indianola team in early December but this time it was Indianola getting revenge to snag their first win of the season.

A back and forth first quarter saw Osky take a 14-13 advantage after the opening eight minutes. From there Osky's offense struggled to get going as they were held to three points in the second, seven in the third and 11 in the fourth. It marked the third straight game in which Osky has been held under 40 points.

Oskaloosa (2-10, 1-6 LHC) is back at home on Friday at 7:45 p.m. to host Dallas Center-Grimes (10-2, 5-1 LHC).

*Oskaloosa stats were unavailable at time of print


Pella scores a pair of wins against Bondurant-Farrar

PLEASANT HILL — The Pella Dutch bowling teams picked up a couple of good wins with big scoring days against Bondurant-Farrar on Wednesday. The boys won 3025-2952 while the Lady Dutch grabbed a 1936-1861 victory.

Carter Failor paced the Pella boys with a 244 high game to go with a 468 two-game series. Christian Rempe followed with a 440 series.

On the girls side, McKenna Salvador rolled a 352 series to lead the Lady Dutch while Xavia Walker added a 264 series.

Pella is back in action next Wednesday against Davis County.

Colin Peters can be reached at 641-672-2581, by email at or on Twitter @ColinPetersOH.