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Caleb Luckow Siouxland Christian High School

Siouxland Christian High School athletic director Caleb Luckow pictured at Siouxland Christian High School in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, January 13, 2016. (Jim Lee, Sioux City Journal)

SIOUX CITY | Siouxland Christian’s boys basketball future is very bright.

Those were the words of fourth-year head coach Caleb Luckow, who saw his Eagles soar to new heights this month. The squad took a seven-game winning streak into Thursday night’s Class 1A District 1 championship game against South O’Brien.

Devin Hagestrom (8.2 ppg), who scored a team-high 11 points while going 3-for-6 from three-point range in the 58-33 loss, is the lone senior from a program that reached its first-ever district final.

Christian Kyles, a slashing, high-scoring 6-foot junior, averaged 24.8 points on the season for a 15-8 team that finished fifth in the Western Valley Conference.

Kyles shot 44.2 percent (54 of 122) from three-point range. Kyles, who was held to just nine points in the loss, topped 30 points nine times, including a season-high 39 in a 66-47 win over Lawton-Bronson.

Jeremiah Khat, a sweet-shooting 6-2 sophomore, followed his 11.5 freshman scoring average with a 14.0 mark this season that included 78 of 201 three-pointers.

Khat and another returning starter, Goey Deang (7.4 ppg), are both natives of South Sudan. Dylan Klynsma (1.9 ppg), a 5-10 junior, will also return as a starter, while the team's top reserve, 5-11 freshman Parker Moss (3.5 ppg), also comes back.

“I’m very excited for our community, our students, our parents and everything,” said Luckow, who has guided the Eagles to a 41-37 record and back-to-back winning seasons.

“The future is huge. We have a lot of young kids who are coming up. The camaraderie, the pride, the passion is all there. Next year, our goal is to win a (Western Valley) conference championship, a district championship and then make our way to state. We have a lot of work to do. Our road to success starts tomorrow.”

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