Iowa Mennonite School hosted Mediapolis Tuesday in a high school boys basketball game and it was the visiting Bulldogs who would come away with a decisive Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division victory by the score of 66-48.
IMS got off to a rough start, trailing 8-0 after 2 minutes and 13-1 less than a minute later.
IMS got things going and cut the margin to 22-15 after one quarter. Mediapolis used a 5-0 run to end the first half and led 37-24 at intermission. The Bulldogs then went on a shooting spree from 3-point range, knocking in six treys in the third quarter to lead 58-36 to start the fourth.
IMS put things together in the final period, outscoring the visitors 12-8 and limiting the Bulldogs to one field goal in the frame.
Eli Ours led IMS with 16 points, including one trey. Caleb Gingerich had nine points with one triple, and pulled down five rebounds, while Blake Bontrager had nine points and four rebounds. Trevor Leyden recorded six points and three steals, and Jeremy Niemeyer scored six points with seven rebounds. Kobe Borntrager added two points to complete the scoring.
“We got off to a bad start, as our execution at both ends was lacking,” IMS coach Dwight Gingerich said. “Mediapolis played well, and shot the ball extremely well, while at the other end, we had a tough time getting shots to fall. I think this game has a chance to help us grow. Our intensity defensively was much better in the fourth quarter, and we need to bring that every time out.”
IMS falls to 2-1 on the season, and next plays Friday at Pekin.
Wapello 57, Columbus 34
The Wildcats lost the SEISC North Division game at home Tuesday, falling behind 21-10 after the first quarter and 31-17 at halftime. It was 45-25 after three quarters.
Omar Nunez had eight points for the home team and Evan Rees scored six. Mason Hodges netted two points.
Keota 76, English Valleys 35
The Eagles (3-1) won the road game Tuesday, jumping on top 21-9 after the first quarter and 44-17 at the half.
JD Stout poured in 27 points on 11 of 17 field goals, including 3 of 6 3-pointers. He had five rebounds. Luke Hammen had five rebounds, three assists and five points. Brady Duwa had five assists, four rebounds and four points. Branden Hyman sank three of seven 3-pointers for his nine points.
Keota plays at Iowa Valley Friday.
WACO 67, Cardinal 42
The Warriors won the SEISC South Division road game Tuesday with a 22-5 first-quarter advantage and it was 45-14 at halftime.
Nik Coble put up 17 points and took down 12 rebounds for the Warriors. Gabe Reichenbach had 13 points and 10 boards. Braden Hammond went for 12 points with Colton Horak handing out seven assists and Elijah McGowan six.
Highland 63, Mediapolis 60 (2OT)
This SEISC battle at Mediapolis Friday was tied at 54 at the end of regulation and 56 at the end of the first overtime.
Trey Lasek’s double-double consisted of 22 points and 12 rebounds. He also had three assists and a steal. Zack Lasek nearly matched the double-double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds. He blocked three shots.
Highland plays at Wapello Friday.