Avery Baugh

Pella Christian pushed Indianola to the limit before falling Friday night. Pictured above is Avery Baugh bringing the ball up the court.

Pella Christian was celebrating Homecoming 2020 at the school Friday.

Perhaps with a nice crowd on hand the PC Eagles were a little more charged up than normal.

The PC girls gave it their all before eventually falling to the Indianola Indians 49-43. PC just kept hanging around, but in thE end they didn’t have enough offense to pull off the upset.

PC sits seventh in the eight team league standings while the Indians are second, just a loss behind league leader Grinnell.

It was the Eagles with the early 15-14 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Indians led at half, but the differential was only five points, 25-20.

At the end of three the Eagles were still in contention trailing 35-28 entering the fourth.

Indianola built the lead up to 14 at 42-28, but the Eagles flew back into contention trailing 46-40 late in the game.

Chloe Morgan got the Eagles off to the quick start by nailing a pair of 3-point goal and adding two free throws in the first quarter.

Both teams were cold in the second quarter as Indianola tallied only three field goals and PC countered with two.

Points were still hard to come by in the third before the offenses opened up in the fourth.

Allison Van Gorp scored eight of her team high 14 points for PC in the fourth.

Chloe Morgan finished the game with 11 points, Emri Agre had eight off the bench and Adrie Fransman totaled four points.

The Indians had a balanced attack with Lauren Blake hitting for 14 points, Mara Bishop added 12 and Bailey Blake had 10.

Indianola improved to 11-4 overall and 8-1 in the conference with the win.

PC fell to 2-14 overall and 1-8 in the league with the setback.

Perry Bell can be reached at sports@journalexpress.net or by calling the Knoxville newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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