The Mt. Pleasant High School girls basketball team suffered from too many turnovers again Friday night in a 58-38 loss at home against Cedar Rapids Prairie. 30 times MP turned the ball back to the Hawks and they turned that into points. Taylor Shull led the Panther scoring again with 21 points, Taryne Shull added 7.
Mt. Pleasant is now 0-2 and plays another tough team Tuesday when they travel to Ottumwa before opening their conference season next Friday at home against Fairfield.
MPHS won the JV game 55-28. Kelsey Smith scored 11 points to lead the scoring, Leslie Taylor and Hannah Becker each added 10.
MPHS boys basketball team opens the 2011-2012 season at home Tuesday night when they host Cedar Rapids Xavier. The Panthers are coming off a season where they won the conference title and finished 3rd at the state tournament. The Panthers look to have one of the taller teams they have had in recent years with Nick Lyon and Blake Vandenberg who are both 6’7” tall. Jordon Ashton will be counted on to provide scoring from the outside he scored 40 points while playing in 3 state tournament games last march.
KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry the Panther game live Tuesday night beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Panthers play at Fairfield Friday and host Pella Saturday.
The MPHS wrestling team will have a busy week. The JV and varsity wrestle at Columbus Community Thursday night, the JV team will wrestle Friday night in the Wapello JV Tournament, the varsity team will wrestle in the Wapello Tournament Saturday.
The IWC womens basketball team played in the Sienna heights Basketball Tournament in Michigan over the weekend. Friday they fell to Calvin College 77-65, then Saturday captured their first win of the season 77-39 over Marygrove College. Anna Jones led the Tigers in scoring for the weekend and was selected to the all tournament team. Wesleyan will open Midwest Collegiate Conference action at A.I.B. in Des Moines Saturday.
The IWC men’s basketball team will play at home Tuesday night against Hannibal-LaGrange, this will be the first game the Tigers play under new head coach Jess Settles.