Iola Middle School hosts Anderson Co.

Iola Middle School's eighth-graders broken open a close game to win 36-20 over Anderson County. The Mustangs' other three teams came up short in their bids for victory.



January 24, 2024 - 2:33 PM

Iola Middle School's Colton Thompson, let, goes up for a layup against Anderson County Tuesday. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Some hot shooting turned a hard-fought game into a runaway Tuesday for Iola Middle School’s eighth-graders.

The Mustangs were nursing a four-point lead over visiting Anderson County when Reggie Davis got free inside for back-to-back buckets to open the fourth quarter, extending Iola’s advantage to 24-16.

Teammate Reed Clift followed with 3-pointers on consecutive trips down the floor, and suddenly Iola’s lead was 14 in what became a 36-20 victory.