IMS looked to avenge an early season one point loss to Pekin on Tuesday night but came up short, 41-59. Pekin jumped out to a 20-10 lead midway through the second quarter before IMS made a 8-1 run to close the half down three, 18-21. A big third quarter from Pekin pushed the lead to 10 with a minute to play in the period. IMS was able to make a run in the fourth and cut the lead to five, 34-39 with just over five minutes to play but Pekin answered the IMS threat by outscoring the home team 20-7 down the stretch.
IMS was led in scoring by sophomore Hannah Miller who finished with twelve points, including four threes. Olivia Yutzy scored 10, Kristin Davis had 9, Riley Schmieder had 6, and Demi Brezina and Hannah Gingerich completed the scoring with 2 points apiece. Yutzy and Schmieder each had six rebounds for IMS. Yutzy led IMS with three steals.
Coach Aaron Gingerich commented, “We started out flat and had too many turnovers. Thankfully, we are starting to get healthy at the right time. Hopefully we are able to build some momentum in the final two games before the tournament.”
With the loss IMS falls to 7-12 on the season and 6-11 in the SEISC. IMS will be honoring their seniors Friday at home against Winfield.