Drew Kingery looks to pass after getting control of a loose ball Thursday as Indianola dominated Norwalk in a 72-39 win.

The Indianola boys basketball got off to an early lead against Norwalk Thursday, and never looked back dominating, 72-39.

Indianola got off to a 9-0 run to start the game and imposed their will early with relentless hustle on defense that set up their transition offense. Indianola players flew to the ball with high intensity that Norwalk just couldn’t match.

“We played extremely well at both ends of the floor. Our defense really dictated how we were playing offensively and allowed us to take control early in the first quarter,” said Indianola head coach Jeff Ebling.

Indianola’s agression caused Norwalk to miss some shots and force some turnovers. Indianola’s ball movement on offense forced Norwalk’s defenders to lose shooters on the perimeter and ended with Indianola knocking down shots. Indianola went into the half up 42-19

“Knocking down shots will always make you feel good. Our guys did a great job preparing themselves,” Ebling said.

The second half was much of the same for both teams with Indianola dominating in all aspects. When Norwalk tried to slow it down, Indianola sped the pace right back up.

Indianola is now 5-2 in conference play and 7-3 overall after a 5-game win streak.

“Enjoy tonight but tomorrow we have to get ready for Sioux City West on Saturday,” Ebling said. “We are always telling them take one game at a time, you can’t worry about two to three games down the road, you got to worry about the next team.”

Tip off is set for 4 p.m.

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