IMS jumped out to a 24-11 lead against 3A Washington and never looked back, defeating the Demons 88-58 in Hillcrest Union Tuesday. IMS led 46-28 at the half and kept it going in the third period to lead 68-42 going into the final frame. IMS shot 64 percent from the floor for the game, led by the exploits of senior guard Peyton Thompson who blistered the nets for a career-high 40 points.
Thompson was 16-22 from the field, including 6-11 from three-point territory, and added seven assists and five steals. Dallas Nye was 6-6 from the field for 12 points including a second quarter dunk off the alley-oop feed from Thompson, and grabbed five rebounds. Senior guard Cameron Gingerich bounced back after missing practice Monday with illness to score the first IMS bucket on a putback and tally 11 points on 5-7 from the floor to go with four rebounds.
All ten players in uniform scored for IMS, as Reggie Hostetler scored six points, Joel Shetler had five, Justin Boller four, and Eli Gingerich and Tanner Leyden three apiece. Enrique Sanchez and Zach Hill scored two points apiece to complete the scoring. Hill had a team-high six rebounds and Shetler had five. Shetler also talled three assists. Cameron Gingerich, Hostetler, Eli Gingerich and Leyden each passed for two assists.
Coach Dwight Gingerich said “Peyton had an incredible game, knocking down shots within the flow of the game, and had a great floor game as well. We played together, the effort was there, and we made pretty good decisions for the most part. We are still struggling on the rebounding end, as we gave up too many offensive boards, so must continue to work on that. We did a better job of matching their physicality than we did Saturday in the second half against Regina, which was improvement and good to see.”
IMS goes to 16-2 overall on the season and next plays at Wapello on Thursday.