The Iola Fillies made it interesting in their final game of the season, pulling off a come-from-behind 35-34 win at Santa Fe Trail on Friday
The Fillies found themselves in an early hole, down 12-4 after the first quarter. Both teams added five in the second quarter and the Fillies still trailed by eight at the half. Santa Fe Trail stretched its lead to 10 in the third quarter before the Iola girls played what was probably their best quarter of the season.
The Fillies scored 20 total point in the fourth while allowing just nine from Santa Fe Trail.
With 20 seconds to play, the Fillies were down one and had the ball. They turned it over but Kailey Schinstock hustled back and was able to strip the ball from behind. She pushed the ball up court and found Hannah Gardner who laid it in for the go-ahead bucket with two seconds left on the clock.
“If there’s one thing I know about this group of girls, they will fight, winning or losing, until the final buzzer,” Fillies coach Chris Weide said. “These girls improved so much over the year, I am very proud of them. It’s gonna be fun watching them the next 3 years to see how good they can become. It was a great year with a great group of girls.”
Gardner led the way for the Fillies scoring 12 points while Becca Sprague had eight, Lauryn Holloway had seven, Schinstock had six and Orear had two points.
The varsity Mustangs and Fillies will hit the court for Sub-State action later this week with the girls playing Frontenac at their place on Thursday and the boys doing the same thing on Friday with a chance to move into the finals on Saturday.
PHOTOS: The Freshman Fillies pose in front of the scoreboard after grabbing a comeback win at Santa Fe Trail to close out the season. Photo courtesy of Iola Athletics.
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