Pony girls fall to the Rockets

Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Handling the basketball for Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade girls is Emma Sigg in a game played at home earlier this season against Royster Middle School of Chanute. Iola’s girls lost four games against Royster at Chanute Thursday.

CHANUTE — Iola Middle School’s girls were on the short end of four game scores Thursday against host Royster Middle School in Chanute.
The Pony eighth-grade teams had a tough time scoring points against the Rockets. In A-team play, Royster won 38-6.
Alexis Hobbs scored four points for Iola. Emma Sigg had two points.
Royster beat Iola’s B-team 29-5. Darci Collins tossed in three points while Hallie Cleaver and Morgan Smith each had one point.
After a close first half with Iola trailing 10-7, the IMS seventh-grade A-team girls failed to score in the third quarter. The Rockets held the Ponies to three points in the second half as they won 29-10.
“We came out and played pretty well in the first half. We just couldn’t keep it up for four quarters,” said Marty Taylor, IMS head girls’ basketball coach.
“Morgan Wilson is really doing a good job for us.”
Morgan Wilson was the IMS seventh-grade A-team’s leading scorer with five points. Haley Slater and Emmalee Seabolt had two points apiece. Torrie Lewis had one point.
In the seventh-grade B-team game, Royster pulled out a 12-10 win over Iola. Jo Lohman led the way for Iola with four points. Scoring two points each were Katie Shields, Kim Kaufman and Shelby Reno.
Iola’s seventh grade is hosting a tournament Saturday. The Ponies play Pittsburg at 9 a.m. at the IMS gym. Parsons takes on Pleasanton at 10:15 a.m. The winners play for the championship and the losers for third place.
The other four-team pool tournament is at Iola High School’s gym starting at 9 a.m. with Coffeyville against Independence. Columbus plays Royster at 10:15 a.m. The winners play for the championship and the losers for third place.
Iola’s eighth-grade and seventh-grade teams host Columbus Monday. The action starts at 4 p.m.