Fillies nab win over ’Nado

Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Iola High’s Megan Larson (33) shoots over two Coffeyville defenders in the second half of Tuesday’s Southeast Kansas League game. Iola beat Coffeyville 52-44.

Iola High’s Fillies withstood the challenges by visiting Coffeyville Field Kindley High’s Golden Tornado girls Tuesday.
Jazmyne Honeycutt and Megan Larson stepped up to lead the Fillies to a 52-44 win in Southeast Kansas League play. Coffeyville had beaten Iola 50-39 in January.
“It’s a good win and it’s always good to beat a team that has beaten you,” said Becky Carlson, Fillies’ head coach.
“Coffeyville is a tough team to play because they just go. They have some quickness and they drive to the basket. They came in with a lot to play for as this loss moves them in league and in their substate seedings.”
Iola improved to 8-7 in the SEK and 9-10 overall. Iola travels to Pittsburg Thursday to finish the regular season.
Seedings and pairings for next week’s Class 4A substate will be announced today.
The Fillies jumped out to a 10-6 lead in the first quarter as Jenna Sigg scored six points in the period. Then it was Honeycutt’s turn.
“Jazmyne simply kept us in the game in the first half,” Carlson said. “She had 13 points at halftime and Jenna had 10.”
Those 13 points came in the second period. Coffeyville erased a 17-12 Iola lead on eight unanswered points.
Honeycutt hit her second three-pointer of the night to tie the game. Coffeyville’s Espy Ornelas, who had 18 points and 17 rebounds, countered with a three-point play.
Sigg used a follow shot to keep Iola close then scored with 1:28 left to put Iola in front for good. Iola’s defense held and Honeycutt drilled another trey with 38 seconds on the clock.
Iola held a 27-25 halftime lead.
Megan Larson let loose in the second half. She scored inside plus hit jump shots from the elbow of the free-throw lane. She had 13 of her points in the second half.
Megan Larson scored seven of the team’s 12 points in the third quarter as the Fillies held off Coffeyville. Iola was up 39-31 heading in the fourth quarter.
Ornelas worked inside at the Coffeyville end for three points to open the fourth quarter. Iola was in foul trouble as M. Larson and Sigg both had four fouls.
Kayla Callahan and Megan Larson had back-to-back baskets to put Iola up 43-34 with 5:35 left. Ornelas had four straight points and Erin Macaronas added three to pull Coffeyville to within two, 43-41.
Sigg, who had 13 points, and M. Larson returned to the court. Kelsey Larson hit one of two free throws then pulled a defense rebound.
Iola worked the basketball and the clock. It paid off with an uncontested layup by M. Larson. Iola’s defense denied Coffeyville a big run.
Honeycutt grabbed a rebound with just over a minute left. Sigg hit one of two free throws when Macaronas was called for an intentional foul. On the inbound play, Megan Larson scored for a 49-42 lead.
Kelsey Larson, Lyndsi Faulhaber and Callahan each hit a free throws in the final 30 seconds.
The Fillies shot 45 percent, 21 of 47, from the field and hit 7 of 17 free throws.
Iola won the junior varsity game 48-26 led by Toni Taylor with 14 points.
The Iola freshmen won 48-40 paced by Kendra Taiclet with 23 points and Lisa McFadden with 14. Coach Pat Lonergan said Kelsey Adams and Lauren Toney played excellent defense for Iola.
Iola (10-17-12-13—52) (FG/3-pt): Faulhaber 0-1-0-1, K. Larson 0-3-0-3, Honeycutt 3/3-0-2-15, Wilson 0-0-1-0, Jacobs 1-0-3-2, Callahan 1-1-1-3, Sigg 6-1-5-13, M. Larson 7-1-5-15. TOTALS: 18/3-7-17-52.
Coffeyville (6-19-6-13—44) (FG/3-pt): Nash 0-0-1-0, Macaronas 2-1-5-5, Hoppensteadt 5-3-4-13, Bromley 0-0-2-0, Overton 1/1-0-1-5, Cox 1-0-0-2, Ornelas 6-6-3-18, Nodine 0-1-2-1. TOTALS: 15/1-11-18-44.