IKM-Manning makes quick work of Underwood

IKM-Manning’s Shauna Reitan goes up for a block against Underwood’s Cailynn Wichman. Reitan scored 10 points for the Wolves, who raced to a 30-8 lead. IKM-Manning was ahead by 50 at one point in the fourth quarter.

MANNING, Iowa — Perhaps they were motivated to avenge an early-season loss.

Whatever the driving force, the IKM-Manning girls made a statement Friday against Underwood.

The teams first met in Underwood on Dec. 17, with the host Eagles erasing a one-point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter to pull out a 69-66 Western Iowa Conference victory.

But Friday, IKM-Manning showed how much it improved. The Wolves raced to a 30-8 lead after one quarter and led by as many as 50 points in the fourth on their way to a one-sided 82-34 victory.

Nine of the 10 IKM-Manning players who saw action scored. Kia Rasmussen finished with a game-high 24 points, Madison Lingle added 14, and Shauna Reitan and Peyton Gross each added 10. The Wolves also shared the ball well, finishing with 17 assists on 32 made baskets.

Defensively, they were just as lethal, forcing 33 turnovers.

While the result was a drastic change from December’s contest, IKM-Manning’s dominance Friday came down to something basic.

“I think we just work together well as a team,” said Rasmussen, who also added eight assists, three steals and two rebounds. “We passed the ball, got some inside-outs and reverses, and we got it into the post.”

The Wolves were the early aggressors. Their full-court pressure contributed largely to 10 first-quarter turnovers for Underwood.

Making 12 of 20 field-goal attempts in the first eight minutes also helped.

“It was about putting pressure on them and making them make mistakes,” IKM-Manning coach Gene Rasmussen said. “We had to capitalize off them, too. Early on in the season, we weren’t capitalizing on those mistakes.”

Such was the case when the teams last met. Underwood’s Lauren Shapcott and Cailynn Wichman combined for 39 of the Eagles’ 69 points. Shapcott especially gave the Wolves fits, making 8 of 15 shots for 23 points while adding nine rebounds.

Neither Shapcott nor Wichman could get much going Friday. Shapcott led the Eagles with 12 points, and Wichman finished with eight, with much of that scoring coming in the second half with the game out of reach.

IKM-Manning has won six of its last seven games, improving to 13-4 and 10-4 in WIC play.

Underwood (10-6, 7-6) ................................. 8 16 6 4—34

At IKM-Manning (13-4, 10-4) ........................ 30 27 17 8—82

U: Karley Larson 1-4 2-2 4, Lauren Shapcott 6-11 0-1 12, Madeline Stephens 1-2 0-0 2, Cailynn Wichman 4-10 0-0 8, Sydnie Collins 2-6 1-2 6, Hailey James 0-1 2-2 2, Alexa Martinez 0-0 0-0 0, Brooke Cooper 0-1 0-2 0, Mailey Anderson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-38 5-9 34.

IKMM: Payton Sporrer 3-6 0-0 6, Kia Rasmussen 8-12 5-6 24, Shauna Reitan 4-6 1-1 10, Aly Stadtlander 1-5 1-2 4, Peyton Gross 4-6 2-5 10, Kira Barry 4-5 0-0 8, Rylie Muhlbauer 2-3 0-0 4, Madison Lingle 5-9 0-0 14, Paige Gaskill 0-5 0-0 0, Caitlin Muhlbauer 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 32-58 9-14 82.

3-point goals: U 1-6 (Collins 1-1, Stephens 0-1, Wichman 0-3, Cooper 0-1), IKMM 9-24 (Lingle 4-8, Rasmussen 3-6, Reitan 1-1, Stadtlander 1-5, Sporrer 0-1, Gaskill 0-3). Rebounds: U 25 (Shapcott 7), IKMM 25 (Gross 8). Assists: U 4 (Shapcott 2), IKMM 17 (Rasmussen 8). Steals: U 5 (Wichman 4), IKMM 15 (Rasmussen 5). Blocks: none. Turnovers: U 33, IKMM 13.

IKM-Manning boys 76, Underwood 48

The IKM-Manning boys outscored Underwood 24-8 in the third quarter to break the game wide open.

The Wolves shot 53 percent from the field. Kyle Wagner led all scorers with 24 points and added eight rebounds. Jon Brandt had 20 points, and Jared Vollstedt finished with nine points and nine assists. Friday’s win was the Wolves’ fourth in a row.

Isaiah Humphrey and Tyler Conn paced Underwood with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Underwood (6-9, 4-9) ...................................... 12 12 8 16—48

At IKM-Manning (15-2, 12-2) ........................... 20 17 24 15—76

U: Jesse Jensen 8, Tyler Conn 10, Isaiah Humphrey 11, Thomas Conn 6, Tyler Freese 11, Keegan Konsor 2.

IKMM: Jon Brandt 20, Ben Wegner 8, Trevor Cast 3, Jared Vollstedt 9, Jared Johnson 4, Ridge Muhlbauer 4, Noah Harlow 2, Kyle Wagner 24, John Greazel 2.

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