IMS traveled to the campus of Iowa Wesleyan University in Mt. Pleasant Saturday to play New London in the SEISC Shoot-out for third place in the Southeast Iowa SuperConference. New London used a decisive run in the third quarter to pull away for the 73-50 win. Wapello then defeated Notre Dame of Burlington 83-58 in the second game to gain the SuperConference Championship.
Following a 2-2 tie early, New London outscored IMS 20-4 the rest of the first quarter to lead 22-6. IMS outscored the Tigers 18-12 in the second period to trail 36-24 at the half. IMS then cut it to 42-36 with just over four minutes to play in the third period, prompting a New London time-out. The Tigers then went on a 14-3 run to take control at 56-39 going into the final period. IMS cut it to 58-44 with six to play, but could get no closer.
Cole Ours went for 15 points on five triples to lead IMS. Reggie Borntrager scored nine points, Mitchell Schmieder had eight points and Trevor Leyden scored seven. Jeremy Niemeyer had five points, Eli Ours scored four, and Blake Bontrager completed the scoring with two points. Eli Ours had four assists, and Caleb Gingerich and Borntrager had two assists apiece.
Coach Dwight Gingerich said “New London is a very talented, athletic team and they shot the ball really well at every position. It’s easy to catch yourself watching them, they are very good. Our lack of defensive intensity hurt us, as did our effort on the boards and our 16 turnovers.”
IMS finishes the regular season at 18-3 and postseason play begins this week.
IMS next plays on Thursday at home in the District Tournament quarterfinal against Holy Trinity. Game time is 8:00, the second game of the evening. Danville and Highland square off in the first game at 6:30. Doors open at 5:30 pm. General admission is $6.00. No IMS passes will be accepted.