Fillies drop close one to Metro Academy

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December 4, 2018 - 11:34 AM

RICHMOND — Iola Filly head coach Becky Carlson doesn’t know a lot about her team early in the season, but after their season-opening 45-41 loss to Metro Academy in the opening round of the Ike Cearfoss Tournament at Central Heights High School on Monday, she knows one thing: they’re tough.

“They just battle and battle and battle,” Carlson said. “They’re on the floor and they’re aggressive. And where that really showed was rebounding. For as big as they are, we did a great job blocking out and rebounding.”

Metro came into the tournament with an 8-1 record. Because the Mavericks are not a part of KSHSAA, they started their season roughly a month ago. The Shawnee Heights-based private school was taller than the Fillies and likely more talented in places but that didn’t stop Carlson and her team from putting a scare into their opponent Monday night.

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