There are many things you can look at in the two-point win over PCM by Pella Christian’s girls’ basketball team last Thursday. They held the Mustangs to just 12 points in the first half, and after an explosive second half of offense by PCM’s girls, the Eagles shut them out in the last two minutes of the game to preserve a 46 – 44 win and keep their undefeated streak alive. For Eagles’ head coach, Kevin Van Maanen, he looked at the play of two key bench players that stepped up in a pinch.
“I thought Madison Fopma when she came, I thought this was her best game to date of the four games we’ve played,” Van Maanen said. “She didn’t play last year, so she’s learning her way. I thought she took a big step [this week]. I thought Hannah Beltman, in the first half when Cori [Uitermarkt] got in foul trouble with two fouls, she came and got some buckets.”
The two girls combined for ten points off the bench and nine rebounds. The 5 – 0 Eagles’ girls are next in action to play Little Hawkeye Conference opponent Newton on Friday, a game that will be aired on 92.1 KRLS.