Iola High senior Michelle Clark drives to the basket against Coffeyville in a January home game. The Fillies posted a 56-41 win at Coffeyville Tuesday.
COFFEYVILLE — Iola High’s Fillies finally subdued Coffeyville’s Field Kindley High’s Golden Tornado girls Tuesday night.
The winless Golden Tornado girls pushed the Fillies for two and a half quarters. Iola never trailed but couldn’t shake Coffeyville until the fourth quarter as it won 56-41.
Iola senior Jazmyne Honeycutt fired in 21 points to lead the Fillies to the Southeast Kansas League victory. Sophomore Kendra Taiclet, who started for the Fillies because of illness of senior Lyndsi Faulhaber, added 11 points.
Free throw shooting was a factor in the game. Honeycutt and sophomore Kelsey Larson were each 8 for 8 at the line.
The Fillies dropped in 23 of 27 free throws for the game. Coffeyville went 10 of 21 at the line.
“We played hard the whole game. It was a physical game and we rebounded the ball really well,” said Becky Carlson, Fillies’ head coach.
“We struggled shooting from the field but did a great job at the free-throw line.”
It was an important win for the Fillies. Tuesday was the final night of games to count toward substate tournament seedings.
Iola is 7-12 overall and probably looking at the sixth seed in its Class 4A substate next week. Teams in the substate hosted by Labette County High in Altamont are Iola, Labette County, Coffeyville, Cha-nute, Columbus, Independence, Parsons and Girard.
The Fillies stand at 5-10 in SEK play with one game left in regular season. Iola hosts Pittsburg Thursday.
Baskets by Honeycutt and juniors Kayla Callahan and Kirstin McGuffin put Iola up 6-2.
A three-point play by Taiclet, then a three-point basket by Honeycutt, which closed out the quarter, had the Fillies in front 15-7.
It was 19-15 following two free throws from Coffeyville’s Abbie Kritz. The Fillies went inside to Callahan for back-to-back baskets. The Fillies stayed in charge with a 28-21 halftime advantage.
McGuffin opened the third quarter with a basket. The Fillies kept scoring because Coffeyville, which is winless, also was scoring.
“Coffeyville is a tough match up for us. They shot the ball well tonight and their guards are quick,” Carlson said. “Not having Lyndsi and Maggie (Wilson) because of illness made it tough.”
Wilson, a junior, missed her second game. The two players out are guards for the Fillies.
Iola was able to use a lot of players off the bench. Carlson said sophomore Kelsey Adams saw her first varsity action and did a good job defensively. Iola led 42-33 after three quarters of play. After Coffeyville trimmed the Iola lead to six, 42-36, the Fillies bumped it back to 10.
“I was pleased to see us score 56 points tonight ,which is the most we’ve scored this season,” Carlson said.
Iola shot 28 percent, 16 of 57, from the field. Coffeyville hit 15 of 50 for 30 percent.
Honeycutt had five rebounds and four steals. Taiclet pulled down five of the team’s 27 rebounds. Larson and Callahan each had three steals.
Lauren Cox paced Coffeyville with 14 points. Kritz chipped in with 10 points.
Iola won the junior varsity game 53-20. Lisa McFadden fired in 12 points while Adams and McGuffin each had 10 points.
Coffeyville won the freshman game 31-18. Alexa Fawson had eight points for Iola.
Iola (15-13-14-14—56) (FG/3-pt): Larson 0-8-3-8, Taiclet 3-5-1-11, Taylor 1-0-2-2, Greenwood 0-1-1-1, Honeycutt 5/1-8-3-21, Callahan 3-1-3-7, Powelson 1-0-2-2, McGuffin 2-0-1-4. TOTALS: 15/1-23-15-56.
Coffeyville (7-14-12-8—41) (FG/3-pt): Lawson 1-0-4-2, Kritz 4-2-1-10, Nash 1-3-3-5, Davis 2-3-3-7. Roberts 0-0-3-0, Cox 6-2-4-14, Johnson 0/1-0-1-3, Brown 0-0-3-0. TOTALS: 14/1-10-22-41.
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