Iola High’s C team girls squad offered up a pair of nail-biters Monday.
The Fillies wrapped up midseason tournament action by defeating Fort Scott’s freshman 18-16.
The game featured a number of lead changes and ties from start to finish.
Iola led 6-4 after one quarter before Fort Scott edged out to a 10-6 halftime lead. The squads were tied at 10-10.
Iola’s Ashlie Shields and Taylor Sell both drained a pair of critical fourth-quarter buckets. Shields then secured a steal in the final seconds to snuff the Tigers’ last possession.
Shields and Sell both scored six points — all coming in the second half. McKayli Cleaver added four points. Olivia Bannister scored two.
Iola came up two points shy against Prairie View in a 27-25 loss.
Cleaver led the way for Iola with 12 points, followed by Shields with six. Sell, Bannister and Cassie Delich each had two points. Taelyn Sutterby scored one.
THE MUSTANG C team also earned a split Monday, falling to Fort Scott 41-29 before defeating Prairie View 35-20.
In the victory over the Buffalos, Iola turned a 7-4 first quarter lead to 15-6 by halftime. Prairie View kept pace in the third quarter before Iola ended the contest with a 12-6 run.
Sager Patel scored eight points to lead Iola, followed by Brett Taylor with six, Kohl Endicott with five and Matt Jacobs and Shane Walden with four each. Dodger Beckham scored three, while Alex Bauer and Adam Peterson had two apiece. Isiah Shaughnessy scored one.
In Monday’s opener, Fort Scott led 17-9 after one quarter. Iola closed to within six points in the second period before Fort Scott hit high gear, leading 31-16 at the break and 36-21 after three periods.
Patel led the way for the Mustangs with seven points, followed by Walden with five and Peterson, Jacobs and Colby Works with four points each. Taylor scored three, Kohl Endicott and Bauer notched one point apiece.
Chanute’s C teams won both the boys and girls tournaments, which began Jan. 14 and wrapped up Monday.
Chanute’s girls defeated Prairie View, 42-32, and Fort Scott, 44-28. The Blue Comet boys defeated Prairie View, 54-9, and Fort Scott, 38-33 on Monday to wrap up tournament action.
Fort Scott’s boys took second at 2-1, Iola was third at 1-2 and Prairie View fourth at 0-4.
On the girls side, Chanute went 3-0, Prairie View went 2-1, Iola 1-2 and Fort Scott 0-3.