IMS was bumped from the post-season Tuesday as Lone Tree took control of a 35-30 game with four minutes to play for the 50-35 win in Fairfield. Conference Player of the Year Trenton Gosnell drained nine free throws down the stretch and scored 13 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth period to key the Lions’ victory.
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IMS advances in postseason tournament play with a 61-43 district quarterfinal win over New London Thursday at New London. New London was very patient early looking for a breakdown in the IMS defense and led 4-3 after three minutes. IMS turned up the pressure defensively and outscored the Tigers 13-6 over the next five minutes to lead 16-10 after one quarter.
IMS scrapped and clawed to the finish but didn’t have enough scoring to overcome an early deficit, falling to Winfield Mt. Union 48-35 Friday night in the regional semi-final. IMS trailed 12-5 after a quarter and 27-19 at the half. Winfield led 31-25 with five minutes to play in the third before scoring the next eight to lead 39-25 with seven minutes to play in the game. IMS scored six straight to trim the lead to 39-31 with four minutes to play but was not able to get any closer the rest of the way.
It took three overtimes but IMS was able to advance to the regional semifinal by outlasting a scrappy Prince of Peace team, 45-36 Tuesday night in Hillcrest Union. Prince of Peace led 7-5 after a quarter but IMS gained the lead in the second and took a 14-12 lead into halftime. IMS got off to a good start in the third period and led 21-16 with three minutes to play. Prince of Peace regained momentum by going on a 12-2 run which extended three minutes into the fourth period. Down by five IMS regrouped with a Riley Schmieder freethrow followed by an Olivia Yutzy basket off an inbounds play cutting the lead to two, 28-26 with two minutes to play. After a big stop, IMS tied the game on a Kristin Davis jumper in the lane with just over a minute to play. Prince of Peace held for one shot but turned the ball over with seven seconds to play. A final IMS desperation heave was off, ending regulation in a 28-28 tie. Over the first two overtimes both teams managed to score just five points. Each team took turns getting the first basket in the extra period before the other found a way to tie it up. In the third overtime, Yutzy got IMS going early with a drive to the lane and a finish giving IMS the two point advantage. A minute later Cassidy Bontrager was fouled. Bontrager made one of two at the line giving IMS a 36-33 lead. On the ensuing possession the Irish put up a runner in the lane that was off and IMS secured the rebound. Prince of Peace was forced to foul and IMS stepped to the line and knocked down nine out of ten in the final minute and a half to secure the victory.
IMS traveled to Southeastern Community College in West Burlington Saturday to compete in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference Shoot-out and came home with a big win over Van Buren 47-41. The crossover game matched two teams that finished second in their respective divisions. The Warriors came into the game ranked 13th in Class 1A and averaging 75 points a game on the season.
IMS pulled away in the first round regional with a 20 point fourth quarter to win 47-29 over Calamus Wheatland Thursday night at Hillcrest Union. The game was tight early on as IMS led 11-10 after a quarter and 17-13 at the half. A Kristin Davis three as the third quarter expired gave IMS some momentum and a 27-20 lead. IMS carried that momentum into the fourth, as they were able to break the game open in the late stages to win big, 47-29.
Hannah Miller and Demi Brezina each had two free throws to complete the scoring. Cassidy Bontrager had four rebounds and three steals in a strong defensive effort.