Boys defeat Mediapolis

Cameron Gingerich

Justin Boller

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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IMS took to the road for the second consecutive night to play the Bulldogs at Mediapolis where it is always tough to win. This was a game rescheduled from December 21.  IMS came away with a big 72-58 win in game that featured the second and third place teams through conference play. 
 
The first quarter was a fast paced one as IMS led 20-18 at the break.  The first half of the second period proved to more of the same when IMS, holding on to a 29-27 lead, went on a 15-2 run to lead 44-29 at intermission.  IMS scored the first four points of the second half to lead 48-29, only to see the Bulldogs go on a 7-0 run of their own to cut it to 48-36 prompting an IMS time-out at the five-minute mark.  A Dallas Nye dunk following the time-out sparked IMS and it was IMS with a 13-4 flurry to end the quarter with the 61-40 lead.
 
Nye and Cameron Gingerich bounced back from Friday night’s injury woes to lead IMS with 19 points apiece, and Peyton Thompson scored 15 points to go with 10 assists, four rebounds and two steals.  Justin Boller drilled three triples for nine points, and Reggie Hostetler and Joel Shetler had four points each.  Eli Gingerich completed the scoring with a pair of free throws.  Hostetler had a team-high eight rebounds, Nye had six, and Cameron Gingerich had five rebounds and three steals.
 
Coach Dwight Gingerich said “a win at Mediapolis is always big, and they have been playing well.  It’s great to have your captain (Cameron Gingerich) be able to lead with his toughness, playing on a sore ankle, and have the kind of night he had.  He is a competitor and gets it done with his leadership and with his play.  Our other guys did a great job as well.  Zach Hill and Joel Shetler gave us a great lift off the bench.”
 
IMS goes to 9-1 on the season and next plays Tuesday at Highland.

Reggie Hostetler

Dallas Nye

Peyton Thompson