Pella Chronicle


February 19, 2014

Naaktgeboren hits for 31, Pingel 24 in win

Pella left little doubt as to who was going to win Friday’s Little Hawkeye Conference clash between themselves and the Newton Cardinals.

Newton, playing at home, fell to the Dutch 86-60.

Pella’s Jordan Pingel and Isaac Naaktgeboren combined for 32 points, but that was only in the first half, as the Dutch took a 40-29 advantage into the halftime break.

In the second half, the two added to Newton’s misery by finishing with a combined 55 points.

Naaktgeboren had 31 points and Pingel chipped in 24.

Newton tried to counter with their strong guard play of Chandler Sturtz and Tyler Wood, but it wasn’t enough. Sturtz led the Cardinals with 21 points followed by Wood with 14. Nick Easley chipped in 12 points for Newton.

“We moved the ball well. We got some points inside, we hit some threes and we ran transition,” stated Pella Coach Mark Core. “We’re just becoming a difficult team to guard.”

The coach said add in the unselfish play of the players and their strong decision-making on the court and the Dutch look to be a team to be dealt with in the postseason.

Toss in some strong play on the boards. Nathan Clayberg has 16 rebounds for the Dutch, eight of them at the offensive end of the court.

Naaktgeboren added seven boards and three assists. Pingel was the assist leader with four.

Ryan Van Vark and Naaktgeboren each had two steals for Pella and Bryce Bortscheller blocked two shots.

There was never any serious doubt from the start of the game to the end as the Dutch were strong throughout the night.

Pella led 25-14 at the close of the first quarter. Pingel had 12 and Naaktgeboren 11 in the opening quarter.

The score was 40-29 at the half and 59-47 at the end of three.

The game went so well for the Dutch that reserves Sage Brandt and Ben Konfrst, who haven’t seen a lot of varsity action, were both 1-for-1 from three-point range to end the game.

Text Only
  • MalloryLynch Defense helps lead Dutch to 3-0 start in varsity soccer The Pella High Lady Dutch fresh off a top finish at the state meet a year ago, have opened the 2014 season strong. Coach Mark Howard's Dutch are 3-0 with wins over Indianola 2-0, Fairfield 5-0 and Des Moines Lincoln 6-0. The Pella defense has been ne

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • LeviHeschke Dutch track team finishes 3rd at the Washington Demon Relays For late March the weather wasn't bad, but cold and wind put the athletes to a test with the elements in the season opening outdoor track meet for the Pella High Little Dutch. Pella traveled to Washington to compete in the Demon Relays Friday night.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Livingston.jpg IGA to move State Match Play, Pella loses out

    April 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • JacksonSchelhaas More athletes enables PC coach to fill more events Pella Christian Track Coach Keith Anderson has a larger number of athletes to work with this season than he has in the past. That will help as the Eagles tackle a very aggressive schedule that is loaded with talent within the Little Hawkeye Conferenc

    March 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • CoreyElliott Top six return to the course for Pella A total of 22 young men have reported to golf practice for the 2014 Pella High Little Dutch varsity program. The Dutch were loaded with talent a year ago and they had a very good year. With all six starters back from that squad coach Bob Fessler look

    March 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • SethJohnson Awards announced for Pella The Pella High Little Dutch varsity boys' basketball team finished the season with a final mark of 19 wins and just 4 losses. The Dutch had two streaks that included seven games each during the year. Pella was unbeaten in non-conference play. Pella s

    March 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Central's Vander Molen All-Region PELLA--Central College women's basketball guard Kenzie Vander Molen (junior, Pella) has been named to the All-West Region third team after leading the Dutch to their winningest campaign since 2004. Vander Molen, a 2014 all-Iowa Conference

    March 20, 2014

  • Newton swim season a hit The Newton/Pella swim season was a great success in the first year of the sharing program for the boys' program. "Our season went very well. The Newton and Pella boys blended together very well and I think learned from each other. They cheered and su

    March 12, 2014

  • Sendoff.jpg Dutch prepare for NCAA Tournament Central travels to Stevens Point, Wis., for its first-round game against No. 25-ranked St. Olaf (Minn.) (22-5) Friday at 5 p.m. on Bennett Court inside Quandt Fieldhouse on the campus of Wis.-Stevens Point.

    March 6, 2014

  • LukasSteenhoek CollegeSigning Steenhoek accepts offer from Northwestern Lukas Steenhoek (Pella, Iowa) signed a letter of intent to continue his football careers at Northwestern College next fall for the Red Raiders. Steenhoek is a 5'11", 160-pound running back and safety who played three years for the Pella High School f

    March 5, 2014 1 Photo