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The Pella Christian High School girls basketball team finished the season as Class 2A state runner up, losing to Western Christian of Hull, 67-57 on Mar. 2. The Eagles, ranked 15th at the end of the regular season, and the Wolfpack, ranked fifth, both pulled off upsets to place themselves in the final game of the state tournament. The team is coached by Kevin Van Maanen of Sully and local players are Sami Veenstra and Tessa Howerzyl. Team members and coaches shown with the state qualifier banner are: Front, Cali Vink, Kate Van Gilst, Tayler Stursma, Jasmin Schelhaas; second row, Christina Nolte, Jora Vander Hart, Lauren Jungling, Paige Engbers, Cori Uitermarkt, Miranda Spurgeon, Sami Veenstra, Tessa Howerzyl; back row, Coach Brad Engbers, Coach Leland Van Kooten, Coach Kevin Van Maanen, Manager Leah Vander Hart, Manager Karianne Bolt, and Manager Morgan De Ruiter.