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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 25, 2014

Washington gives IMS their first loss

By Xiomara Levsen | Jan 06, 2014
Photo by: Xiomara Levsen Pictured above is Thomas Bump, who is going after the basketball at the beginning of the game in the tipoff, against a player from Iowa Mennonite School (IMS). The rest of Bump’s teammates look on in anticipation.

The Washington boys’ varsity basketball team began the second half of the season with a win against Iowa Mennonite School (IMS) on Saturday, Jan. 3.
“I thought we played very well,” said Washington boys’ head coach Bryce Smeins. “We only had 14 turnovers, which is less than what we’ve had the last couple of games.”
Washington gave IMS their first loss of the season with a final score of 56 to 51.
“We had a really good team effort,” Smeins said. “Eight players played in the game, and each of them scored.”
Blake Weidman led the team with points, scoring 14 in Saturday’s game. Gage Redlinger had 12 points and Daryn Sebelius had nine.
There were also fewer turnovers during the game.
“We had 14 turnovers, but that was down from our last couple of games,” Smeins said. “We did a nice job on the glass rebounding and took care of the ball.”
Sebelius led the team with five rebounds. He also had four assists during the game, Smeins said.
Washington will turn their attention to their next game against Fort Madison on Tuesday evening, which will kick off their conference play in the second half of the season.
Fort Madison is undefeated and ranked in the top 10 of basketball teams for the state, Smeins said.
“They will be a challenge,” he said.

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