Metamora girls' basketball team hits up and down week

Justin Miller

Metamora's girls basketball team snuck by Bloomington Nov. 27 on the road, 37-33.

The Redbirds started the game by building a 15-10 advantage after the opening quarter.

Cassidy Ioerger knocked down shots over Bloomington opponents to spur the team with 11 points for the game.

By halftime, Metamora was up, 23-15.

Bloomington went on a 10-4 run in the third quarter but Metamora regained its offensive footing in the final eight minutes.

Kyler Samp kept the Redbirds scoring near the end of the game with smart shot selection and passes to open teammates.

Samp led the Redbirds with 13 points.

The team then fell to Canton at home, 53-29, at home Friday.

Things were deadlocked at eight after the opening quarter before Metamora went on a 16-4 run to open a 24-12 lead at halftime.

Metamora had trouble setting up any form of consistent offense throughout the game and was plagued with turnovers against a tough Little Giant defense.

Throughout the second half, the team continued to struggle to find the hoop while Canton's offensive surged never slowed.

Carrie James helped the Redbirds offense put up points at time but her team leading 14 points was not enough and Metamora fell.