The Ottumwa Courier

Sports

December 1, 2012

Clutch shooting seals victory for Indian Hills

OTTUMWA — The 10th-ranked Indian Hills basketball team used a mix of clutch shooting, unselfish passes and solid free throw shooting in its 102-90 victory Friday over Ellsworth at home Friday.

But neither coach Barret Peery nor his players were satisfied with the victory.

Peery said he felt the team’s effort waned at points, adding that it picked back up  when the Panthers began cut into the Warriors lead.

“It was a very good team, but we have to play a lot better,” said Jelan Kendrick, who led Indian Hills with 18 points.

The Warriors jumped out to a 28-20 lead thanks to some slick passing and Ellsworth turnovers that were induced by Indian Hills trademark full-court press. Jameel McKay was a paragon of efficiency early in the game, knocking down his first four shots. Indian Hills went into the locker room with a 52-37 lead.

Later in the second half, IHCC’s Dustin Hogue intercepted an inbound pass in the backcourt, took a couple dribbles and finished the play with a two-handed jam, extending the Warriors lead to 78-63 with 12:21 left.

Ellsworth, however, inched its way back into the contest. Panther Malcolm Canada slashed down the middle of the lane and finished the play with finger roll over the front of the rim, which narrowed the gap to 79-69. Ellsworth managed to get within single digits — the Panthers trailed 83-75 — with nine minutes remaining in the game.

Yet, every time Ellsworth seemed to be on the brink of making a serious run, someone on the Warriors would hit a big shot. On many occasions, Ronald Ross, who finished with 17 points, was the person to knock down one of these momentum-killing baskets. Ross buried four 3-pointers in the contest.

McKay gave the Warriors some productive minutes during an important point past the  midway point in the second half. First, he scored inside on a strong move to the left that he laid off the glass. Then, after drawing a crowd of defenders inside the paint, McKay found Kendrick cutting down the middle of the lane for a bucket.

Later in the game, McKay picked off a pass in backcourt and fed Hogue who slammed it in, extending the Warrior lead to 95-81. Kendrick and Trinson White buried four clutch free throws to secure the victory for IHCC in the game’s final minutes.

IHCC (8-1) plays at Kirkwood Community College Tuesday in Cedar Rapids.

IHCC 102, Ellsworth 90

Ellsworth (90) — Malcolm Canada 21, David Weathers 18, Jared Fulks 11, David Dep 3, Tonnie Collier 13, Darvell Brown 10, Abrie Anderson 4. Turnovers — 16.

IHCC (102) — Jameel McKay 12, Jelan Kendrick 18, Justin Moss 12, Frank Williams 9, Richard Amardi 4, Ronald Ross 17, Dustin Hogue 14, Triston White 9. Totals -34-53 20-26 FT 102.

3-point goals — 7 (R. Ross 4). Fouled out — Amardi, Ronnie Stevens 2. Rebounds — 20 (McKay 4). Assists — 8 (McKay 2, Moss 2). Steals — 6 (Amardi 2). Blocks — 2 (McKay 2). Total fouls — 16. Turnovers — 16.

Halftime: Indian Hills 52, Ellsworth 37

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Little League Baseball and Softball Tournaments 9/10-Year-Old Iowa State Little League Baseball Tournament (At Boone National Little League Fields) Standings W L Runs Allowed Grandview 2 0 7 Urbandale 2 0 11 Davenport Northwest 1 0 7 Ottumwa Mi

    July 22, 2014

  • State Softball Tournament Monday Class 4A Quarterfinals No. 4 Carlisle 7, No. 13 Oskaloosa 2 Tuesday Class 2A Quarterfinals No. 5 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (24-5) vs. No. 15 Alburnett (26-12), 3:30 p.m. (96.7 FM KIIC, 104.9 FM KBOE)

    July 22, 2014

  • Area Prep Baseball Scores Saturday Class 2A, District 13 Finals Albia 6, Davis County 0 Class 1A, District 10 Finals Burlington-Notre Dame 7, No. 3 Van Buren 6 Class 1A, District 11 Finals North Mahaska 5, Pekin 0 Class 1A, District 12 Finals No. 1 Twin Cedars 2, Pleasantvill

    July 22, 2014

  • 2014 Iowa High School State Softball Tournament Monday, July 21 Class 3A Quarterfinals No. 2 East Marshall 4, Mid-Prairie 3 No. 9 Bondurant-Farrar 9, No. 13 West Burlington/Notre Dame 4 No. 3 Clarke 13, Spirit Lake 0 (3) Greene County 2, No. 6 Center Point-Urbana 0 Class 4A Quarterfinals No. 1 Dal

    July 21, 2014

  • Fifth-ranked Trojans walk off with district title FAIRFIELD — Kooper Dahlstrom’s sharp ground ball to short got past the Oskaloosa defense, allowing Mason Ellis to score his third run of the night as the fifth-ranked Fairfield baseball team survived a wild Class 3A, District 11 final on Monday, 5-4,

    July 21, 2014

  • 0722 OTT Sports Oskaloosa softball photo Carlisle spoils Osky's state softball debut FORT DODGE – Gabby Schnathorst threw a six-hitter in the pitching circle and Shyanne DuBois drove in three runs as fourth-ranked Carlisle, the Class 4A State Softball runner-up last year, spoiled the state tournament debut for the 13th-ranked Oskaloo

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ottumwa Midwest beats Mahaska Co. at Little League State Tourney BOONE — The Ottumwa Midwest Allstars and Mahaska County American little league baseball teams exchanged the lead five times on Sunday, but Ottumwa ended up on top with a 7-6 win in six innings at the 9-10 Year-Old Little League State Baseball Tournam

    July 21, 2014

  • Grandview, Johnston jump to 2-0 start CENTERVILLE — Grandview and Johnston American are the only teams left undefeated after two days of the Iowa Little League State Baseball Tournament are in the books. Johnston American began the tournament with a 5-4 win over Appanoose County and beat

    July 21, 2014

  • Monroe County Little League softball gets first regional win INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — Three first-inning runs helped the Monroe County Softball Little League team earn its first victory in Central Region play on Monday as the southern Iowa squad won 5-3 over Nebraska's Keystone Little League at Ferguson Field o

    July 21, 2014

  • 0722 OTT Sports Ashlyn Thompson mug Bulldogs named to all-district team

    OTTUMWA — A plethora of softball players in the area were named to Iowa Girls Coaches Association's All-District teams. Ashlyn Thompson and Kassidi Henderson were both named to the Class 5A West All-District team. Thompson had an exemplary season sta

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

Sports photo reprints


Obituaries

Facebook