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Pella High Stifles Demons in Sweep

Posted: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

Chalk up another upset victory for the Lady Dutch, as Pella was able to sweep Washington on the road last night. The Demons’ ladies came into the game with a No. 14 ranking in Class 4A and a gigantic bulls-eye on their back. Six points was the lead at halftime for Pella, who closed the door late in the game for a 50 – 40 victory. Four starters had good offensive games, led by Sheldon Rozenburg who had 13 points. Coach Jerod Garland said that Rozenburg’s shooting sometimes goes under the radar, which makes her a dangerous player. The Little Dutch received a big momentum boost from Jordan Pingel’s last second, half-court three pointer to give Pella the lead for good and the sweep, 60 – 43. The big game changer was the third quarter, where the Little Dutch outscored Washington 19 – 6 and had a 22-point lead as late as the fourth quarter. Pingel finished with 13 to lead all scorers, while Noah Clayberg added 12, including a couple clutch perimeter shots to end any sort of run that the Demons tried to go on. The Pella boys are now 10 – 4 on the season, while the girls improved to 6 – 9, and the Dutch will wrap up their four game road swing this Friday with a conference doubleheader against Grinnell.