IMS boys defeated by Lone Tree
FAIRFIELD – The Iowa Mennonite School’s boys’ varsity basketball team suffered a season-ending defeat in its district semifinal game on Tuesday, Feb. 25. IMS fell to Lone Tree by a score of 50 – 35 in a neutral court game.
“This game was a reversal of fortune compared to our first two district tournament games. In those games we were the team up by five with four minutes to play. In this case Lone Tree was up by five with four to play and began to salt it away, forcing us to foul and they knocked down the free-throws to get the separation. Lone Tree played outstanding and did a better job of making big plays when they needed them than we were able to. I am proud of our guys for playing with heart and great effort even though we obviously struggled at times,” IMS head coach Dwight Gingerich commented.
Senior Reggie Hostetler led IMS with 15 points. Senior Dallas Nye contributed seven points and led the team with six rebounds. Junior Kirby Shetler added five points. Senior Tanner Leyden had four points in the game. Senior Zach Hill and sophomore Eli Gingerich completed the scoring with two points each.
Nye and Shetler each had two assists. Shetler also had three steals to lead IMS. IMS finishes the season at 18 – 5. The game was the last for the high school basketball careers of Hill, Hostetler, Leyden and Nye.
“Our team has been close. The guys like each other and the relationships they’ve forged through the season will last a long time, especially for our seniors over the last four years. It’s been gratifying to see how much they care about each other,” D. Gingerich added.