Area roundup: Osky bowlers break school record in win over B-F

Jan. 23—Bowling

Oskaloosa scores big sweep over Bondurant-Farrar

OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa bowling teams enjoyed another successful day on the lanes on Monday as they took on a couple of tough Bondurant-Farrar teams. The Indians picked up the sweep with the girls winning 2639-2000 while the boys won 3107-2916.

The Osky girls score of 2639 broke the school record and led to a dominating performance. Sidney Thompson rolled a high game of 237 on her way to a 415 two-game series. Ava Ridenour followed behind with a 353 series.

"This was a total team effort to beat the previous record of 2538," Oskaloosa head coach Tony Witt said. "All the girls are being a lot more consistent and it shows in the scores. I am very proud and excited to see what this group can accomplish down the stretch run this last month of the season."

The Osky boys were led by another solid day of work for Trey VanWyk who bowled games of 278 and 256 for a 534 series. Cole VanderWal also showed well with a 461 two-game series.

Oskaloosa will head to Newton on Saturday at 9 a.m.

Boys Basketball

Pella 70, Des Moines North 50

PELLA — The Dutch played host to a non-conference matchup on Monday night with the Polar Bears of Des Moines North making the trip south to Pella.

The first two quarters were very competitive with the Dutch taking a 30-25 lead into halftime. Pella then came out firing in the third quarter, outscoring the Polar Bears 22-10 to build a 17-point lead going into the final quarter where they closed out the 20-point victory.

Pella shot 50% from the field and 7-of-15 from three. They also grabbed 37 rebounds and tallied 13 steals to help overcome 26 turnovers of their own.

Jack McGuire led the Dutch with another double-double of 18 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals. Cameron Rowe added 15 points, three rebounds and two assists while Romon Hugan also finished in double figures with 14 points, two assists, four steals and two blocks.

Pella (7-4, 2-2 LHC) will try to keep their momentum going when they host Newton (4-5, 3-3 LHC) on Friday at 7:45 p.m.

Dallas Center-Grimes 64, No. 6 (2A) Pella Christian 56

PELLA — In a big matchup in the Little Hawkeye Conference, No. 6 (2A) Pella Christian hosted Dallas Center-Grimes on Monday night with both teams hoping to stay in the conference title hunt.

DCG came out strong in the first half on both ends eventually building a 37-25 halftime advantage. The Eagles made adjustments in the break and tried to chip away at the deficit before running out of time.

PC shot 41.7% overall and 6-of-18 from three. Dane Geetings led the team with 15 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals while Isaiah Breems added 12 points, six rebounds and a pair of assists. Tysen De Vries also chipped in 10 points, three rebounds and two assists.

No. 6 (2A) Pella Christian (9-4, 5-3 LHC) gets a couple days off before hosting Pekin (6-6) on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball

No. 12 (4A) Pella 52, Des Moines North 21

PELLA — The Lady Dutch took care of business on their home floor on Monday night as they rolled to a blowout win over Des Moines North.

Pella ramped up the pressure early and didn't make it easy for the Polar Bears all night as they led by double digits after the first quarter and continued to increase the lead before finishing the 31-point victory. It was the fourth time the Lady Dutch held their opponent to less than 25 points this season.

Although Pella was limited to 27.1% shooting form the field they were solid from three going 8-of-23, got to the line going 12-of-20 and they forced 27 Polar Bear turnovers.

Kennedy Van Vark paved the way for Pella with 17 points and five steals while Sophia Reynolds added 11 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals.

"This was a great opportunity for us to focus on ourselves and get back to playing to our strengths," Pella head coach Blaine Forsythe said. "Overall I was happy with how we played defensively and our ability to switch between our defenses. We struggled against their zone early but were able to settle in by finding the open shooters as the game went on."

No. 12 (4A) Pella (10-3, 3-1 LHC) is back in action on Friday at 6:15 p.m. when they host Newton (2-9, 0-6 LHC).

No. 1 (4A) Dallas Center-Grimes 66, Pella Christian 35

PELLA — The Eagles got to take a shot at the number one-ranked team in Class 4A on Monday when they hosted Dallas Center-Grimes.

The Mustangs did most of their damage on both ends in the first half as they ran off to a 44-12 lead at the break before activating the running clock in the second half.

PC shot 30% from the floor and 3-of-17 from three while turning it over 18 times. Rachel Kacmarynski was their leading scorer with 12 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Pella Christian (5-10, 2-6 LHC) will try to bounce back on Friday at 6:15 p.m. when they host Grand View Christian (3-8).

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