Thunderbirds rock the gym
Iola-Scandinavia’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams picked up nonconference wins Dec. 18 during Rock the Gym games with Wisconsin Valley Lutheran.
The Thunderbird boys defeated the Wolves 64-51, while the girls picked up a 49-15 win.
I-S 64, WVL 51
The short-handed T-Birds, playing without starters Isaac Lashua and Connor Lodewegen, held the Wolves to three points in the first quarter.
I-S led 15-3 after one quarter, 26-19 at halftime and 39-33 after three quarters before outscoring the visitors 25-18 over the final eight minutes.
John Prahl, Kristian Welch and Mike Blum finished in double figures for the T-Birds with 17, 15 and 12 points, respectively. WVL’s Branson Witucki led all scorers with 20.
I-S 49, WVL 15
The Wolves never got on track offensively, as they never scored more than six points in a quarter and didn’t score at all in the third quarter.
The T-Birds led 12-6 after one quarter, 25-9 at halftime and 40-9 after three quarters.
Brooke Phillips scored a game-high 23 points and pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds to lead the T-Birds, while Kylie Johnson added 12 points. Moriah Sawyer led the Wolves with 10.
The T-Bird boys and girls were scheduled to compete in another Rock the Gym Dec. 21 in Marion and will head to Tigerton Thursday, Dec. 27, for another Rock the Gym.