OSAWATOMIE — Momentum never shifted in the Iola High Fillies’ 74-12 win at Osawatomie Friday night.
Right out of the gate, Iola took control.
“We did a lot of good things,” coach Becky Carlson said. “We executed our offense good, played good defense and got up and down the court well.”
Addie Haar started the pointapalooza with a jumper in the lane to take a 2-0 lead with 7:35 left in the first quarter. That was the closest the game stood the entire night. Iola started with a 9-0 run.
The Trojans ended the run with two consecutive baskets to bring the score to 9-4 Fillies with 2:35 left in the quarter. Osawatomie didn’t score consecutive baskets again.
Iola’s defense smothered the Trojans with their full-court press.
Iola ended the quarter up, 15-4. Sydney Wade led the team with five points after the first, hitting a 3-pointer during the opening 9-0 run.
In the second quarter, the Fillies offense got stronger with a 23-3 run. With 5:15 left in the half, the Fillies held a 27-4 lead. Iola put together an 18-0 run going back to the Trojans consecutive baskets in the first quarter. Emma Piazza shined in the second, hitting two 3-pointers and scoring on a fast-break pass from Wade.
The Trojans’ only points came on a 3-pointer from Mariah Guilfoyle, which ended Iola’s 18-0 run. The Fillies brushed it off, ending the half on an 11-0 run. Iola led 38-7 going into the second half.
Iola could have just called it a game, and given less effort in the second half.
“I know and they didn’t,” Carlson said. “They just turned it on. We needed a good shooting night and we had it tonight.”
Iola scored 18 points in both the third and fourth quarters. Osawatomie scored five points in the third quarter. With the help of a running clock, Iola held the Trojans scoreless in the fourth.
In fact, the Fillies ended the game on a 28-point run. Kyra Moore and Ashlie Shields each converted a 3-pointer during the streak. Ten of Shields’ 11 points came in the fourth quarter.
The win was far and away Iola’s most lopsided of the season. It was also the first time this year the Fillies earned the running fourth quarter clock.
“It was just a good game to get everybody going,” Carlson said. “Everyone went in and played well.”
Iola (5-3) hosts Wellsville next Friday for homecoming.
THE JUNIOR varsity Fillies won, 35-14. Iola had scoring from 10 players. Ashlie Shields and Riley Murray each scored a team-high six. Taylor Sell, Della Lohman and Jayden Sigg each scored four. Colbi Riley scored three points. McKayli Cleaver, Olivia Bannister, Toni Macha and Taelyn Sutterby scored two points apiece.
The freshmen won, 37-17. Colbi Riley and Carley Cescon each led the team with 10 points each. Katie Bauer scored seven. Chloe Gardner added five and Micayla Bycroft followed with four. Olivia Taylor made a free throw.
Iola 74, Osawatomie 12
Iola (15-23-18-18—74) (3PT/FG-FT-F-TP): Wade 1/3-0-2-9, Long 3-0-0-6, Moore 1/0-0-0-3, Piazza 2/1-0-0-8, Lohman 2-1-1-5, Bannister 1-0-0-2, Shields 1/3-2-1-11, Haar 6-0-1-12, Platt 3-0-1-6, Driskel 1-0-2-2, Macha 3-4-0-10
Osawatomie 12 (4-3-5-0—12) (3PT/FG-FT-F-TP): Hendrickson 0-0-1-0, Wendt 0-0-3-0, Pope 1-0-0-2, Guilfoyle 2/1-0-2-8, Harrison 0-0-2-0, Block 0-0-3-0, Johnson 1-0-0-2