IMS was on the road for the third game in a row and came away with a 55-49 win over Highland in overtime. Led by the hot shooting of Kristin Davis and Hannah Miller IMS jumped out to an early 19-8 lead. IMS maintained that margin throughout the first half
and took a 31-20 lead into the break. A four point third quarter from IMS allowed Highland to trim the lead to seven heading into the final period. IMS went scoreless through the opening four minutes of the final period helping Highland to a 38-35 lead. IMS regained their composure down the stretch and found themselves ahead by one with the ball and ten seconds to play. Hannah Miller was fouled on the in bounds pass and calmly sank a pair from the line to give IMS a three point advantage, 43-40. On the ensuing possession Highland went the length of the court and knocked in a three as time expired. IMS bounced back in overtime as Kristin Davis got a steal and layup, followed by a steal from Riley Schmieder who found Davis open on the wing for a triple, extending the IMS lead to five. Free throws down the stretch kept Highland at bay, giving IMS a big 55-49 win.
IMS was led in scoring by Olivia Yutzy who finished with 16 points, to go along with a team high eleven rebounds. Kristin Davis played a solid floor game scoring 14 points including three triples and handed out six assists. Hannah Miller had 13 points to go with four assists. Riley Schmieder finished with nine points. Hannah Gingerich finished with two points and Anya Slabaugh rounded out the scoring with a point. Davis, Yutzy, and Miller each had four steals, Schmieder had three for IMS.
Coach Aaron Gingerich commented, “It was good to see our girls come out ready to go and take an early lead. When Highland made a run we had many girls step up and make plays down the stretch. Our composure was outstanding.”
IMS moves to 5-9 on the season and next plays at home against Lone Tree.