FORT SCOTT — Offensively, Iola High’s Fillies had seemed to be putting things together of late. But Friday night, they only had one of four quarters where they scored in double figures.
Fort Scott High’s Tigers hit 14 points three times — once was for the entire first half when Iola had a 19-14 lead at intermission.
The other times were in each of the two second-half quarters. The Tigers held the Fillies to 10 points in the same span and notched a 42-29 win over the visitors from Iola.
It wasn’t until the fourth quarter when the wheels came off for the Fillies. Yes, they saw a six-point lead, 22-16, evaporate in the third period.
They were still in the game against the Tigers, who still in second place in the Southeast Kansas League, heading into the fourth quarter. Fort Scott led 28-24.
But there was no comeback for the Fillies. Fort Scott extended its lead to 33-24 and never allowed Iola to get any momentum.
“We are so pleased with the effort the girls give game after game. We again had trouble scoring in the second half,” said Becky Carlson, Fillies’ head coach.
“We had 12 turnovers and you really can’t complain about that.”
Iola dropped to 4-10 in SEK play with two games left. The Fillies are 6-12 overall.
They go to Coffeyville Tuesday then host Pittsburg Thursday.
Down 9-5 at the end of the first quarter, the Fillies had consecutive three-pointers by Kendra Taiclet and Jazmyne Honeycutt. Those shots put Iola up 11-10.
The Tigers answered with four straight points. The Fillies rattled off eight straight points to close out the first half.
Honeycutt, who had 10 points, had back-to-back baskets for Iola. Kirstin McGuffin and Kayla Callahan each had a bucket.
Iola did not have an answer for Megan McDermed all night. McDermed scored 23 points and eight came in the third quarter.
A three-pointer by Lyndsi Faulhaber put the Fillies up 22-16 early in the period. Fort Scott went on a 12-2 run to regain the lead.
Kelsey Larson and Callahan each had six rebounds. Honeycutt controlled five.
Iola shot just 25 percent, 12 o 48, from the field. The Fillies were 2 of 7 at the free-throw line.
Fort Scott cashed in on 13 of 15 free throws. The Tigers hit 14 of 38, 37 percent, from the field.
Fort Scott won the junior varsity game 41-32. Lisa McFadden scored seven points for Iola.
Alexa Fawson scored 10 points in Iola’s 43-10 loss in freshman action.
Iola (5-14-5-5—29) (FG/3-pt): Faulhaber 0/1-0-2-3, Larson 1-0-4-2, Taiclet 1/1-0-1-5, Honeycutt 3/1-1-2-10, Callahan 3-0-1-6, McGuffin 1-1-4-3. TOTALS: 9/3-2-14-29.
Fort Scott (9-5-14-14—42) (FG/3-pt): Sharp 2-5-2-9, Therwhanger 1-2-1-4, Carpenter 0-0-1-0, Tourtillott 0-0-1-0, Shelton 1-2-3-4, Harper 0-0-1-0, Kori Allen 0-2-0-2, McDermed 9/1-2-2-23. TOTALS: 13/1-13-11-42.
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