IMS hosts Jamboree Monday; Hall of Pride scrimmage Friday

Cole Ours

IMS opened up the season with a 37-32 overtime win over West Liberty in the final match-up of the IMS Jamboree Monday night in Hillcrest Union. IMS got off to a slow start, trailing 13-6 after one quarter. An 11-4 IMS run through the first three minutes of the second period tied things up at 17. IMS could only score one point through the next three minutes and trailed 21-18 with two minutes to play.

IMS still trailed by three, when following a time-out, IMS inbounded the ball with the length of the court to go, and eight seconds to work with. It was Cole Ours who delivered in the clutch, drilling a trey for the tie as time expired, sending the game to overtime.

IMS was able to take control in overtime to come away with the victory. Ours scored 12 points to lead the way, Trevor Leyden tallied eight points, Reggie Borntrager had six and Mitchell Schmieder added five points.

Coach Dwight Gingerich said “what a way to start our season, to bounce back after a slow start and finish regulation with that kind of play execution, where each player on the floor executed their role to perfection. Cole showed a ton of poise, to gather that pass in and knock down the shot. We were able to get all 13 players in and each played hard.”

Blake Bontrager
Next up, IMS hosts West Branch in the Hall of Pride Scrimmage Friday with the JV match-up starting at 6:00, followed by the varsity. Admission to the event is $5 for adults, and $3 for students, and one non-perishable/canned food item, which will be donated to one of the local food pantries. An additional $2 will be charged if no food item is brought in. NOTE: passes will not be honored for this event. 
The Iowa Hall of Pride Challenge is a statewide community service initiative that provides a wonderful opportunity for member schools and their students to have a positive impact in their communities. Participating schools are encouraged to participate in the Pride Challenge by taking part in a community service project of their choosing.

IMS Coach Dwight Gingerich said “It is our hope that we can enjoy a great basketball opportunity together and help our community at the same time.
Proceeds will also be used to support the Richard Jacobson Education Fund at the Iowa Hall of Pride.