Boys win on the road

Reggie Borntrager

IMS traveled to Columbus Friday for the team’s first road game of the season, and jumped out to an 18-3 lead after one quarter on the way to the 71-42 win. The IMS defense was stifling, and the ball moved to the open man at the offensive end, as the visitors led the Wildcats 38-11 at the half. Columbus cut into the margin to trail 50-30 after three quarters, and then IMS scored ten straight to begin the fourth period to lead 60-30, quickly putting the game out of reach for the Wildcats.

IMS was led in scoring by the senior trio of Reggie Borntrager with 15 points, followed by Cole Ours with 13 and Mitchell Schmieder with 12. Eli Ours dished for eight assists to go with six points, and Borntrager had four steals. IMS converted on six treys, as Cole Ours had four, and Borntrager and Trevor Leyden each had one. Leyden finished with seven points and Blake Bontrager scored six. Schmieder had four rebounds and four assists, Cole Ours had four assists and Caleb Gingerich had three assists. Isaiah Swantz had four rebounds to go with four points and Jeremy Niemeyer scored four points. Cameron Roser-Peet and Kobe Borntrager each had two points to complete the scoring.

Reggie Borntrager, Mitchell Schmieder
It was the first game on the court following the tragic passing of Teresa Cardenas, a sophomore at IMS, who played for the varsity girls team. Columbus honored Teresa’s memory with a moment of silence prior to the girls game, and many in the Columbus crowd wore pink, Teresa’s favorite color.
IMS is 2-0 on the season and next plays tonight against Winfield Mt Union at home.