Round one of the Tulip City Showdown between Pella High and Pella Christian on the basketball court is slated for Friday evening at 6 p.m. at Pella High.

Entering this week the Pella High Lady Dutch were 1-0 entering play Tuesday while the Pella Christian Eagles stood at 1-2.

The PC girls were 12-11 a year ago while the Lady Dutch were 15-7 last winter.

The two varsity boys squads opened play Tuesday on the road. The Eagles travelled to Adel to face the ADM Tigers while the Dutch ventured to Polk County to face the North Polk Comets.

The Pella varsity boys are coming off a season that produced a mark of 17-6. The Eagles were 14-9 under the direction of head coach Larry Hessing.

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

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