Rally comes up short for Fillies

Iola High's basketball team put forth its most complete game of the season Saturday, but it was not enough as Ottawa secured a 49-40 victory in the Class 4A substate playoffs. The defeat ends the season for the Fillies.



March 1, 2021 - 9:52 AM

Iola High's Becca Sprague (24) puts up a shot between a quartet of Ottawa defenders Saturday. Sprague scored 13 in Iola's 49-40 defeat. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

OTTAWA — It was anything but easy, the most unusual of basketball seasons that came to an all-too-early conclusion Saturday for Iola High’s girls.

The Fillies fell, 49-40, to Ottawa in the Class 4A Substate Quarterfinals, sending home a team that was short on wins, but abundant in other intangibles.

“I have a lot of big takeaways,” Iola head coach Kelsey Johnson said. “It’s not how you want your first year to go as far as record wise, (1-18) but besides the record, it is how you want your first year to go. You have great kids, you have great attitudes.”

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