Class 3A #2 Pella outlasted Class 3A #3 Pella Friday night in Pella for a 60-57 Little Hawkeye Conference win.
The Mustangs led 28-22 at halftime and pulled out to a 40-29 lead midway through the 3rd quarter. The Dutch then turned up the pressure and fought back within 44-42 at the end of the 3rd quarter. The game went back and forth the rest of the way with the Dutch taking a 58-57 lead with 28 seconds remaining.
Trevor Grove had 15 points to lead the Mustangs followed by Steve Borneman and Jordan Humphries with 13 and Tanner Epple chipped in 9. The Mustangs were plagued by injuries and fout trouble in the 2nd half.
DCG is now 9-2 overall and 4-2 in LHC play and in 3rd place. They travel to ADM on Tuesday before returning to the Meadows Gym to face Norwalk next Friday.