Scoring drought costs IMS in season opener
WAPELLO — IMS had a scoring drought that lasted nearly a quarter and a half in Friday night’s season opener at Wapello, and the Arrows defeated the visitors 48-21.
IMS trailed Wapello 11-8 midway through the second quarter, but wouldn’t score again until the start of the fourth quarter. By that time, the host Arrows had built a 36-8 lead.
“The girls hung in there early on and kept it close, but our carelessness with the ball really hurt us as the game progressed,” IMS head coach Aaron Gingerich said. “We have to get stronger with our ball handling.”
IMS was without its starting backcourt duo of Kristin Davis and Hannah Miller, who missed the game due to the flu and an ankle injury, respectively.
Senior Hannah Gingerich and junior Olivia Yutzy scored six points apiece to lead IMS (0-1, 0-1 SEISC North), and Yutzy also had eight steals and four blocked shots. Sophomores Riley Schmieder and Demi Brezina added four points apiece, and sophomore Cassidy Bontrager had one point to go with six rebounds.
Junior Vianey Granado scored 11 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead Wapello (1-0, 1-0 SEISC North).