IMS got out to a 26-10 lead after one period and then scored 26 again in the second frame on its way to an 83-37 win over the Winfield-Mt. Union Wolves Friday in Hillcrest Union. Following a 52-21 half-time lead, IMS scored first in the second half and moments later the continous clock kicked in when IMS scored again to lead 56-21 with one minute gone in the third quarter. IMS led the young Wolves 72-32 after three quarters as reserves saw the bulk of the action in the second half.
IMS was paced by Peyton Thompson’s 24 points on 8-9 from the floor, including four three-point goals. Joel Shetler scored 16 points off the bench on 7-9 from the floor and grabbed four rebounds. Cameron Gingerich registered 14 points, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals. Reggie Hostetler was 5-5 from the field for 11 points and had four assists. Dallas Nye was 4-5 from the floor for nine points and recorded four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Eli Gingerich had four points, Enrique Sanchez three, and Zach Hill scored two points to complete the scoring for IMS. Hill had a team-high eight rebounds.
Coach Dwight Gingerich said “we were able to apply pressure at both ends and Peyton had a tremendous floor game with no turnovers to go with a strong shooting night to lead the way for us. Our transition game was better. This was a night when things clicked for us at both ends. It’s good to see the things we are working hard at in practice carry over to games.”
The win raises the IMS mark to 14-2 on the season.