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Boys season ends

Reggie Hostetler with the shot. Dallas Nye & Zach Hill move in to cover the rebound.

Reggie Hostetler with the shot. Dallas Nye & Zach Hill move in to cover the rebound.

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.

The game was tied at 15 after one quarter, and deadlocked at 21 at half-time.  IMS took a 28-27 lead with just over two minutes remaining in the third period before the Lions scored to re-take the lead.  It was 31-28 Lone Tree after three quarters of play.
 
The defensive battle continued into the fourth period as both teams struggled to score. It was 33-30 with five minutes to play before the Lions scored again to lead by five. IMS came up empty on the next possession and the Lions went into ball control mode forcing IMS to foul. 
 
Reggie Hostetler was the lone IMS player in double figures with 15 points.  Dallas Nye scored seven points, Kirby Shetler had five and Tanner Leyden added four.  Eli Gingerich and Zach Hill each had two points to complete the scoring.  Nye, Hostetler and Leyden each had four rebounds, and Nye and Gingerich had three assists apiece.  Shetler had two assists and Hostetler had three steals.
 
Coach Dwight Gingerich said “the desire was there, but in the end we gave up too many offensive rebounds, too many and-ones, and committed too many turnovers. Lone Tree played well and made just enough big plays at opportune times.  It’s always hard to see the season end abruptly and I know our guys wish we could have it back, but unfortunately it doesn’t work that way.  I am really proud of the season the boys had and how hard they worked to make it happen.” 
 
IMS ends the season at 18-5 and says good-bye to four seniors, including Hill, Hostetler, Leyden and Nye.
Team huddle in the second half.

Team huddle in the second half.


Tanner Leyden sets up the play.

Tanner Leyden sets up the play.


Zach Hill (42) passes to Eli Gingerich (34)

Zach Hill (42) passes to Eli Gingerich (34)

Boys advance in tournament play

Dallas Nye at the free throw line.

Dallas Nye at the free throw line.


Eli Gingerich moves the ball at New London.

Eli Gingerich moves the ball at New London.


Reggie Hostetler drives to the basket.

Reggie Hostetler drives to the basket.


Tanner Leyden gets the bucket.

Tanner Leyden gets the bucket.


Zach Hill shoots over the defenders.

Zach Hill shoots over the defenders.

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 scored the first seven points of the second period to lead 23-10 and the lead grew to 29-12 three minutes into the quarter before New London scored five straight.  After leading 34-21 at the half, IMS scored first in the second half and led 46-28 with one minute left in the third quarter. The Tigers then scored five straight, including a half-court buzzer-beater to pull within 46-33. A New London trey to start the fourth period made it 46-36 before IMS settled in and pulled away with a 6-0 run, and then hit free throws down the stretch to keep the separation for the win.
 
IMS’ balanced attack had four players score in double figures.  Dallas Nye registered 15 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and four blocks.  Reggie Hostleter scored 15 points and had three assists.  Zach Hill tallied 11 points, eight rebounds and three assists, and Eli Gingerich recorded 10 points including a pair of treys, five assists and two steals. Tanner Leyden had four points and Kirby Shetler and Nick Yutzy each added a triple to complete the scoring.
 
Coach Dwight Gingerich said “it’s always good to get the first one under your belt at tournament time and New London is dangerous in that they are athletic and skilled. We settled in and played well in key stretches and will need to build on that as things will get much tougher very quickly.”
 
IMS goes to 18-4 on the season and will play next against Lone Tree Tuesday in Fairfield.  Game time is 6:30 p.m.

Girls regional semi-final ends in defeat

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. 

IMS was led by Olivia Yutzy’s 19 points and nine rebounds, on 7-7 shooting from the line.  Kristin Davis finished with seven points to go with four assists.  Riley Schmieder scored six points and Hannah Miller had a trey to complete the scoring. 
 
“Winfield played a great game.  They seemed to beat us to every loose ball.  Their size gave us all kinds of trouble and it really showed up in the rebounding numbers.  We came a long way throughout the season in that area, but tonight we really struggled.” 
 
IMS says good bye to four seniors from a team that finished 14-10; the fourth highest win total in IMS school history.  
Hannah Miller, Kristin Davis, Cassidy Bontrager and Olivia Yutzy playing defense.

Hannah Miller, Kristin Davis, Cassidy Bontrager and Olivia Yutzy playing defense.


Hannah Miller and Riley Schmieder put pressure on a WMU player.

Hannah Miller and Riley Schmieder put pressure on a WMU player.


Olivia Yutzy goes up for the shot.

Olivia Yutzy goes up for the shot.


Demi Brezina takes the shot.

Demi Brezina takes the shot.


Kristin Davis calls out the play.

Kristin Davis calls out the play.

Girls win in triple overtime!

Cassidy Bontrager at the post, Kristin Davis passing the ball and Hannah Miller on the wing.

Cassidy Bontrager at the post, Kristin Davis passing the ball and Hannah Miller on the wing.


Demi Brezina & Cassidy Bontrager at the post. Riley Schmieder with the ball.

Demi Brezina & Cassidy Bontrager at the post. Riley Schmieder with the ball.


Cassidy Bontrager, Hannah Miller & Demi Brezina on the defensive end.

Cassidy Bontrager, Hannah Miller & Demi Brezina on the defensive end.

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 was led by Schmieder’s 14 points on 6-7 from the line.  Yutzy scored 13 to go with 12 boards.  Davis finished with nine points and six assists. Hannah Miller had a pair of threes. Demi Brezina had a basket and Bontrager completed the scoring with a point and seven rebounds.  
Riley Schmieder hits a free throw attempt. Kristin Davis & Hannah Miller in position.

Riley Schmieder hits a free throw attempt. Kristin Davis & Hannah Miller in position.


Olivia Yutzy gets a free throw. Cassidy Bontrager & Riley Schmieder are in position.

Olivia Yutzy gets a free throw. Cassidy Bontrager & Riley Schmieder are in position.

 
Coach Aaron Gingerich commented,  ”Our girls played with so much heart and courage and were able to dig down deep a number of different times and found a way to get a stop or get a basket when we had to have one.  Prince of Peace made everything very hard but I thought we handled their pressure well for the most part as we committed just 11 turnovers in a long game.  We are happy to advance and look forward to another big game on Friday.”
 
IMS is 14-9 on the year and advances to face Winfield Mt. Union at 7:00 pm on Friday at Winfield.  The winner will move to the regional final which will be played the following Monday.  

Boys beat Van Buren in SEISC Shoot-Out

Dallas Nye with the shot in the paint.

Dallas Nye with the shot in the paint.


Tanner Leyden shoots a three-pointer.

Tanner Leyden shoots a three-pointer.


Zach Hill defends the shot.

Zach Hill defends the shot.


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. 
 
Van Buren got off to a 6-0 lead prompting an early IMS time-out.  The Warriors added one more score to make it 8-0 before Zach Hill put IMS on the scoreboard off a feed from Reggie Hostetler.  IMS scored again to make it 8-4 and moments later point guard Eli Gingerich was knocked to the floor by a Van Buren player going for a ball.  A foul was whistled on Van Buren and Gingerich was shaken up on the play and left the game. IMS outscored Van Buren 8-5 the last two minutes to make it 15-15 after one period. 
 
Van Buren outscored IMS 11-8 in the second quarter to lead 26-23 at intermission. The third period saw IMS outscore the Warriors 11-6 and it was IMS leading 34-32 after three quarters as Kirby Shetler drained a three to beat the buzzer on a Tanner Leyden assist.  After Van Buren tied it at 36, Shetler came through again with a triple to make it 39-36.  A Hostetler drive made it 41-36 before a Van Buren three closed it to 41-39 with four minutes remaining.  Timely free throws by Dallas Nye and a put-back by Hill kept Van Buren at bay as IMS pulled out the win.  
 
Hostetler registered 14 points, six rebounds and three assists, and Nye recorded 12 points, nine rebounds and three assists.  Hill scored eight points to go with 11 rebounds, three steals and one assist, and Shetler finished with six points and one rebound.  Leyden tallied five points, including a triple, three rebounds, three assists and one steal and Gingerich had two points, one assist, one steal and one rebound. Payton Miller and Nick Yutzy each had an assist.  
 
Coach Dwight Gingerich said “I was really proud of the way the boys played together to get the win.  I thought our concentration got better and we took the defensive effort up a notch.  Our guys responded really well to being a man short and we are happy Eli will be okay after that scare when he went down.”
 
IMS finishes the regular season at 17-4 and Van Buren drops to 17-3.  IMS opens post-season tournament play Thursday at New London with an 8:00 game against New London.
Kirby Shetler shoots a three.

Kirby Shetler shoots a three.


Reggie Hostetler goes up for the shot.

Reggie Hostetler goes up for the shot.

Girls advance to regional quarterfinals

Demi Brezina

Demi Brezina

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.  

IMS was led by Olivia Yutzy’s 24 points and five rebounds.  Kristin Davis put in 13, including three triples, to go with six assists.  Riley Schmieder finished with six points and a team high eight rebounds.
Riley Schmieder

Riley Schmieder

 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.

 
Coach Aaron Gingerich commented, “Early on I thought we got good looks but couldn’t get anything to fall.  I thought our effort defensively really kept us in it.  Cassidy, Riley, and Demi inparticular really turned it up a notch defensively and did a great job on their key players.”
 
IMS is 13-9 on the year and advances to the regional quarterfinal where it will face Prince of Peace Tuesday at IMS.
 
 
 
 
 
Olivia Yutzy

Olivia Yutzy


 
Hannah Miller

Hannah Miller