Unity Sweeps Sheldon

unity logoOrange City — Unity Christian swept a non-conference basketball double header from the visiting Sheldon Orabs Saturday afternoon. In a pair of games moved up due to the impending weather the top ranked Knights took the girls game 75-32. In the boys game it went down to the final shot as Unity held on for a 59-57 win over Sheldon.

In the girls game Unity was up 12-4 at the end of the first quarter and led 32-12 at half time. At the end of three the lead was 57-26 as Unity went on to win it 75-32 and stay unbeaten on the year.

Unity had three players in double figures getting a game high 22 from Kassidy De Jong. Anna Kiel added 18 with Chanda Zomermaand hitting for 10 points. Sheldon was led by Emily Johnson with 10 points followed by Sydney Iedema with 6 points.

With the Win the Knights, top ranked in Class 2A improve to 17-0 on the year. Sheldon falls to 6-12 on the season.

In the boys game neither team led by more than five points throughout the contest. At the end of the first quarter it was tied at 12-12. By halftime Sheldon had pulled in front 20-18 and led 36-35 at the end of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter Unity would re-take the lead and hold on for the 59-57 win. The game was won at the free throw line with the Knights hitting 8-of-10 in the final quarter.

Klay Byker had a huge offensive day with a game high 26 points. Alex Dorhout hit for 17 points and Travis Viet adding 10 more.

Sheldon had three players in double figures as well. Collin Wolthizen led the way with 18 points. He was joined by Dylan Ennema with 14 and Ian Jongewaard with 10.

With the win Unity improves to 6-11 on the year with Sheldon falling to 12-5. Up next for the Orabs will be a home doubleheader with West Lyon Tuesday night. Also Tuesday night Unity will host West Sioux as they return to conference play as well.

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