The Indianola Academy Lady Colonels are well into their basketball season and own a 4-4 record.
Meanwhile, due to another extended football season, the 0-2 Colonels have barely begun their 2019 campaign.
However, the opportunity for both IA squads to improve their game begins tonight with a trip to Bayou Academy in Cleveland.
This will be followed by another road trip next Monday, on this occasion to Kirk Academy in Grenada.
Tipoff times for both nights of play will be 6 p.m. for the girls with the boys’ action to follow immediately thereafter.
For the Lady Colonels, their return to live action following the Thanksgiving break garnered one win this past week.
Following Monday night’s home-court 39-26 victory over Washington School of Greenville, the Lady Colonels dropped a 54-23 decision to a very strong North Delta School squad from Batesville.
In their win over Washington School, the Lady Colonels were paced by Mattie Beth Williamson’s double double; a performance which included 14 points and a dozen rebounds.
Also reaching double digit status in another category was Lizzy Smith. The senior added 11 steals to the seven points she pumped through the basket.
In their loss to North Delta School, the Lady Colonels’ scoring efforts were led by Smith’s seven points and Allie Rodgers’ five point outing.
As for the IA Colonels, practice time has been very limited as most of the team was involved in the success of the football program.
Seeing live action for the first time Monday night, the Colonels were dealt a 39-26 loss by Washington School of Greenville.
One night later, North Delta School visited the IA gym and traveled back to Batesville with a 37-26 victory over the Colonels.
Grant Coleman and John Suddoth paced the IA scoring with six points apiece while Ashton Powell finished with five points, eight rebounds, and six steals.
In their loss to Washington School, the Colonels suffered a slow start which found them down 26-12 at halftime.
The Generals would then increase their lead in the second half with a 31-15 run.
Leading the scoring for IA in this game was Cole Ferrell with seven points while Brayden Kimbell was close behind with a six point game.