IMS was looking to win their third straight Friday night game at home against Lone Tee but came up short 34-47. Without some key players, IMS was able to stay within striking distance, down 12-16 after a quarter and 16-24 at the break. IMS was not able to find the range in the third, scoring just four points to help Lone Tree take a 32-20 lead heading into the final quarter. Back to back threes from Kristin Davis to start the fourth cut the lead to six with six minutes to play but IMS could not get any closer the rest of the way.
IMS was led in scoring by sophomore Riley Schmieder who finished with eleven points. Kristin Davis had nine points including three triples. Hannah Miller scored eight points, going 4/4 from the charity stripe. Cassidy Bontrager had eight and Hannah Gingerich completed the scoring with two points. Davis led IMS with six rebounds and three steals.
Coach Aaron Gingerich commented, “I was proud of the girls effort tonight. We are missing most of our bench but we continue to battle and that is all we can ask. I thought Riley handled herself very well tonight as a key ball handler for us; committing just one turn over against Lone Trees pressure.”
IMS has been without Stasia Majerick, Larissa Wyse, Anya Slabaugh, Olivia Yutzy, and Lauren Swantz due to injury.
With the loss IMS falls to 5-10 on the season and 5-9 in the SEISC. IMS next plays Tuesday night at home against Waco.