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Lady Lions claim win at Foreman

The Mount Ida Lady Lions made the most of their trip to Foreman last Friday, walking away with a 52-22 victory over the hosting Lady Gators. The Lions fell to Foreman 70-53 in senior boys action and the Junior Girls lost 45-16.

Mount Ida set the tone early with a 19-5 run in the first period. Banner Carlton hit three 3’s and scored 14 of Mount Ida’s opening quarter points. Sidney Burrow hit a three and scored seven points to lead the Lady Lions13-10 run in the second. Mount Ida carried a 32-15 lead into the half.

The second half was all Mount Ida with the visiting Lady Lions outscoring the home team 10-3 and 10-4 in the final two periods.

Banner Carlton led the charge with 22 points, 18 of which came in the first half.

Tessa Crutchfield and Sidney Burrow each scored nine, followed by Jessica Swindle with seven and Madison Fechuch with five.

The Junior Lady Lions found themselves in a seven point hole at the end of the first period after Foreman opened with a 12-5 run. The home team carried a 19-9 lead into the half. Foreman put the game away in the second half outscoring Mount Ida 12-5 in the third period and 14-2 in the final period.

Scout Wilson led the Lady Lions with seven points, followed by Gracie Summitt with five. Bri Hamilton and Gracia Huitt each scored two.

The Mount Ida senior boys opened with a burst of energy, outscoring the Gators 15-6 in the first quarter. Braden Thomas hit three 3’s and scored 13 points in the quarter.

Momentum shifted in Foreman’s favor with the Gators outscoring Mount Ida 23-10 to take a 29-25 halftime lead. Foreman matched their second quarter effort in the third with another 23-10 run. Both teams closed out the game with 18 points each.

Braden Thomas led the Lions with 25 points, followed by Colton Goss with 16. Connor Sigman and Seth Breashears each scored four. Caleb Rhoden and Mason Ballard each scored two.

Mount Ida played host to Acorn Tuesday, January 13, with the visiting Tigers claiming victories in all three games.

The Junior Lions held the advantage for three quarters in the opening match up, but a surging Junior Tigers team escaped with a 40-34 victory.

Mount Ida slipped out front with a 6-4 lead at the end of the first period and took a 19-12 lead into the half. Both teams struggled to find the basket in the third period with each scoring eight. Acorn exploded for 20 points in the final period while Mount Ida was only able to muster seven, giving the Junior Tigers the six point victory.

Ramsey Gilbert led the Junior Lions with 12 points, followed by Caleb White with 10. Jacob Woodfield scored eight and Jack Hoeksema scored four.

Acorn opened the senior girls game with an 18-9 lead at the end of the first period. Mount Ida chipped away at their lead in the second, but the Lady Tigers clung to a 29-22 lead at the half. Acorn controlled the court in the second half, outscoring Mount Ida 32-8 to claim the 61-30 win.

Madison Fechuch led the Lady Lions with 10 points, followed by Sidney Burrow with seven. Skyler Holden and Jessica Swindle each scored four, Banner Carlton scored three and Tessa Crutchfield scored two.

Acorn closed the night out with a 63-28 victory over the Lions in senior boys action.

The Tigers led 12-5 after the first period and pulled away in the second period with a 25-9 run. They outscored Mount Ida 20-9 in the third and 6-5 in the fourth.

Blake Stipe led the Lions with six points, followed by Connor Sigman with four. Colton Goss, Braden Thomas, Mason Ballard and Sonny scored three. Seth Breashears, Caleb Rhoden and Ty Walden each scored two.

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