IMS hosted Mediapolis Tuesday and it was the Bulldogs who would come away with a decisive victory by the score of 66-48. IMS got off to a rough start, trailing 8-0 after two minutes and 13-1 less than a minute later. IMS got things going and cut the margin to 22-15 after one quarter. Mediapolis used a 5-0 run to end the first half to lead 37-24 at intermission. The Bulldogs then went on a shooting spree from three-point range, knocking in six treys in the third quarter to lead 58-36 after three quarters. IMS put things together in the fourth quarter, outscoring the visitors 12-8 and limiting the Bulldogs to one field goal in the frame.
Eli Ours led IMS with 16 points, including one trey. Caleb Gingerich had nine points with one three, and pulled down five rebounds, and Blake Bontrager had nine points and four rebounds. Trevor Leyden recorded six points and three steals, and Jeremy Niemeyer scored six points with seven rebounds. Kobe Borntrager added two points to complete the scoring.
Coach Dwight Gingerich said “we got off to a bad start, as our execution at both ends was lacking. Mediapolis played well, and shot the ball extremely well, while at the other end, we had a tough time getting shots to fall. I think this game has a chance to help us grow. Our intensity defensively was much better in the fourth quarter, and we need to bring that every time out.”
IMS falls to 2-1 on the season, and next plays on Friday at always tough Pekin.