IMS routs Calamus-Wheatland
KALONA – The Iowa Mennonite School’s girls’ varsity basketball team won its regional tournament opening game at home 47 – 29 over the Calamus-Wheatland Warriors on Thursday, Feb. 13.
The game was a closer affair in its early moments than the final score indicates. IMS held just an 11 – 10 lead after the first quarter and at halftime the Warriors trailed IMS 17 – 13. In the third quarter IMS was able to put some distance between themselves and Calamus-Wheatland as they took a 27 – 20 lead into the fourth quarter. It was then in the fourth quarter that IMS pulled away.
IMS was led by senior Olivia Yutzy’s 24 points. Senior Kristin Davis put in 13, including three triples. Junior Riley Schmieder finished with six points. Juniors Hannah Miller and Demi Brezina each had two free throws to complete the scoring for IMS.
IMS 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 [Bontrager], Riley, and Demi in particular really turned it up a notch defensively and did a great job on their key players.”
IMS moves to 13 – 9 overall this season. IMS will play at home again on Tuesday, Feb. 18 against Prince of Peace for a spot in the regional semifinals against the winner of Keota/Winfield-Mt.Union.