Fillies deck Lady Titans in SEK play

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Iola High’s Jazmyne Honeycutt (10) pulls up for a shot over the defense of Columbus High’s Brianne Wells (21) in a home game earlier this season. Honeycutt and the Fillies defeated the Lady Titans 49-39 Monday at Columbus in a makeup game in Southeast Kansas League play.

COLUMBUS — Iola High’s Fillies played “a typical Monday game at Columbus” in defeating Columbus High’s Lady Titans 49-39.
“We played pretty well, didn’t turned the ball over much and were in control of the game from the beginning,” said Becky Carlson, Fillies’ head coach.
“When you’ve played as many games as we’ve had the past week or so, you’re a bit tired. Columbus isn’t the easiest place to play and a makeup game on Monday made it tough to get things going.”
Iola turned around a 6-2 deficit quickly. Jazmyne Honeycutt had two baskets, one coming off a steal, and Jenna Sigg scored to make it 8-6. Iola led 11-8 at the end of the first quarter.
Iola had 16 steals in the game and 10 turnovers. Sigg had seven of the steals and Honeycutt made six.
Brittney Jacobs’ putback kept the Fillies in front, 13-10. Columbus’s Audra Stover, who had busted loose for four three-pointers and 18 points just a week ago against the Fillies, found herself in early foul trouble.
Stover only had one three and ended up with five points. She fouled out of the game in the fourth quarter.
“That was a big factor for us. Lyndsi Faulhaber did a great job on Stover not letting her catch the ball,” Carlson said.
Megan Larson sank both ends of a one-and-one for Iola for a 15-12 lead. Megan Larson and Honeycutt helped the Fillies build a 20-17 halftime lead.
The Fillies never gave up the lead. Megan Larson’s three-point play late in the third quarter put Iola up 27-20. Bailie Hatfield hit a three for Columbus and it was a two-point game, 27-25, headed to the final quarter.
Iola outscored Columbus 10-4 in the first three minutes of play of the fourth period.
“We had good intensity throughout the game. We were able to pull away in the fourth quarter,” Carlson said.
Iola was up 43-29 before Columbus made a final run at the end.
Sigg paced the Fillies with 20 points and eight rebounds. Megan Larson had 12 points and six rebounds.
Honeycutt ended up with 10 points. Kelsey Larson claimed six rebounds and Jacobs had three assists.
Iola shot 38 percent, 19 of 50, from the field and went 11 of 22 at the free-throw line.
Columbus was 13 of 41, 32 percent, from the field and downed 9 of 14 free throw tries. Hatfield scored 11 points for the Lady Titans.
The Fillies improved to 7-6 in Southeast Kansas League play and 8-9 overall. Columbus dropped to 2-11 and 3-14.
Iola is idle tonight then entertains the SEK champions, the Fort Scott High Tigers on Friday. Fort Scott is 13-0 in league play and 14-3 overall.
Iola won the junior varsity game 41-23 led by Maggie Wilson and Carly Mulsow with eight points each.
The freshman Fillies posted a 40-28 win led by Lisa McFadden with 21 points. Jordan Dillingham added eight points.
Iola (11-9-11-18—49): Faulhaber 0-1-1-1, K. Larson 1-0-2-2, Honeycutt 4-2-2-10, Jacobs 1-0-1-2, Callahan 0-0-3-0, Sigg 8-4-1-20, McGuffin 1-0-1-2, M. Larson 4-4-2-12. TOTALS: 19-11-13-49.
Columbus (8-9-8-14—39) (FG/3-pt): Stover 1/1-0-5-5, Hatfield 1/3-0-3-11, Crain 1-2-3-4, Stanley 2-2-1-6, Wells 0-2-3-2, Fletcher 1-0-2-2, Anderson 1-2-2-4, Koone 2-1-4-5. TOTALS: 9/4-9-23-39.