Boys defeat Highland

Isaiah Swantz

IMS made the short trek to Riverside and came away with a big 68-55 win over the Huskies Tuesday. IMS led 18-10 after one quarter, but the Huskies fought back to within 27-24 at the half. Highland would cut it even closer, trailing 44-42 early in the fourth period, before IMS went to work to pull away for the win.

Cole Ours led five IMS players in double figures with 16 points, including 9-10 from the line, and recorded eight rebounds, six assists and four steals. Reggie Borntrager had 13 points, six rebounds and three steals and Isaiah Swantz came through with a career-high 11 points with two steals. Mitchell Schmieder had a double-double 10 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and two steals, and Eli Ours finished with 10 points on 4-5 from the floor. Caleb Gingerich added six points on 3-3 from the floor with two assists, and Trevor Leyden completed the scoring with two points to go with four assists.

Coach Dwight Gingerich said “a win at Highland is always big, and they have been playing really well. I thought each of our guys made really strong contributions for a really good team win.”
IMS goes to 9-2 in conference play, 10-2 overall, and next plays Friday at home against Columbus, and then Saturday at home against the Washington Demons.