Boys defeat WMU

Cole Ours

IMS took to the court Tuesday, hosting Winfield-Mt. Union in a conference match-up, and after a tight first quarter, exploded for 34 second quarter points on the way to a 94-55 victory over the Wolves. IMS led 13-6 after six minutes, but the Wolves countered with a 6-0 run to make it 13-12 after one period. IMS then outscored the visitors 34-14 in the second stanza to lead at the half, capped by a Reggie Borntrager putback to beat the buzzer.

Caleb Gingerich
Winfield hung around through the third quarter, cutting the margin to 18 points, before IMS erupted early in the fourth period to put the game away, leading 77-49 with five minutes to play. IMS shot 62 percent from the floor for the evening, and took care of the ball with a team total of seven turnovers.

IMS was led by the sharpshooting of Cole Ours, who tallied 30 points on 11-16 from the floor, including 8-11 from behind the arc. Mitchell Schmieder had 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and four blocks, and Reggie Borntrager followed with 13 points and a team-high seven rebounds and four assists. Caleb Gingerich had team-highs of eight assists and five steals, and IMS totaled 12 treys on the evening, including two from Jacob Boller and one each from Gingerich and Trevor Leyden.

Jeremy Niemeyer and Isaiah Swantz finished with eight points, Boller scored six points, and Leyden had five. Gingerich and Eli Ours had four points apiece and Blake Bontrager completed the scoring with two points. Cody Jones added four assists.

IMS is 3-0 on the season and hosts undefeated Wapello Thursday.