8th-graders get wins versus Wellsville

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February 15, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The Iola seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball teams had split success in a make-up game at home versus Wellsville that was rescheduled from Jan. 16.
The seventh-grade Ponies struggled, losing both games while the eighth-graders won both of their games.
The eighth-grade varsity won 39-13.
Both teams were tied after a quarter but Iola took a 17-11 lead into the half. The Ponies had a huge 15-0 third quarter to push their lead to 21 and landed a final five-point push in the fourth quarter to close out the win.
Tyler Boeken and Cooper Riley each had 10 points in the win with Karson Sigg following with nine. Riley also led the way in rebounding with eight boards and Sean Hurst had four steals.
The junior varsity won 15-12.
Wellsville led 4-0 after the first quarter and the Ponies equalized before halftime, scoring four points. Wellsville outscored Iola 5-3 in the third quarter to take a two-point lead before the Ponies took their first lead with an 8-3 fourth quarter.
Sam Fager had six points and Trenton Varney had four points and three rebounds. Brett Willis had four steals.
The seventh-grade varsity lost 52-20.
The Ponies trailed 20-14 at the half but a 32-6 second half from Wellsville blew Iola away.
Preston Hurst had eight points and Carter Hutton had six points. Hutton also had a team-high four rebounds.
Lastly, the seventh-grade junior varsity lost 26-3.
Iola trailed 5-2 after the first quarter before being outscored 21-1 in the rest of the game.
Cody Willie had the lone basket for the Ponies. Justin McCullough had seven rebounds.
The Ponies will host Anderson County today for their final home game.

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