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IMS Tames The Lions

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 7:45 am
Author: KCII Sports- Jason Troop

Half of IMS’s four losses came at the hands of conference rival Lone Tree this season, but IMS outscored the Lions 20-4 in the second quarter to take a 21-point halftime lead and cruised in the second half to a 59-35 win.

IMS got the offense going early, establishing what ended up being dominating post-play, getting a combined 29 points from two senior forwards, Johnny Lackender with a game-high 18 and Brian Hagedorn posted 11.

Lone Tree, who was ranked 7th in class 1A, scoring 67.8 points-per-game, was held to a season-low 35.  IMS frustrated Lion leading scorer Bryan Forbes (19.1ppg) all night, holding him to nine points including three-of-nine from the free throw line where he shot better than 82% this season.

The Lions were led in scoring by Tyler Gosnell’s 10 second-half points.  Peyton Thompson and Chance Miller each added nine for IMS who will play at Prairie-Cedar Rapids against Gladbrook-Reineck who defeated Lynville-Sully 45-42.