The fourth ranked Muscatine girl’s basketball team showed why they deserve that ranking as they rolled to a 61-35 win over the Mt. Pleasant Panthers at Muscatine. In the first quarter M.P. stayed close trailing just 14-8, but a big surge in the 2nd quarter when the Muskies scored 21 points and held the Panthers to 4 points put the game away. Leading Mt. Pleasant in scoring was Kelsi Phipps and Natalie Myers each scored 8 points, Mary Wester added 6.
Mt. Pleasant won the JV game 22-18.
Friday night MPHS goes to 9th ranked class 5A Cedar Rapids Prairie. KILJ-FM and kilj.com will carry the game live beginning at 7 p.m.
OTHER AREA SCORES: WMU 39 Columbus Community 33, Central Lee 55 Holy Trinity Catholic 28, New London 50 Harmony 24, #5 Mediapolis 87 IMS 31, Wapello 26 L&M 19,Linn-Mar 58 Keokuk 43, Burlington Notre Dame 74 West Burlington 22.
Mt. Pleasant Middle School 7th grade boys basketball team tangled with Edward Stone of Burlington yesterday. M.P. won the “A” game 58-28, Jordon Magnani scored 13 and Brady Sartorius 11. M.P. won the “B” game 32-6, Kyle Vanderham scored 15. Edward Stone won the “C” game Keegan Rich led the Panthers in scoring.
The Iowa Girls Coaches Association has announced their All State Volleyball selections. Mikaela Foecke of Holy Trinity Catholic was named to the Elite All State Team. Rachel Kempker of the Crusaders was third team.
Honorable mention selections were: Koral Crossett of New London and Alicia Escher of WMU.
Jessica Holstein of Mediapolis was a first team selection. Aubrey Siegel was second team all state, Heidi Hillyard was named honorable mention.
Iowa beat Western Kentucky last night 63-55 in the Cancun Challenge, tonight they play Wichita State beginning at 7:30 tonight on KILJ-FM 105.5.
Iowa State beat North Carolina A&T 86-57.
The Iowa women’s team beat Robert Morris 58-44.
Aaron Luttenegger of Spirit Hollow Golf course in Burlington was named the Club Manager of the Year by the Iowa Golf Association yesterday.
Grinnell College men’s basketball team defeated Faith Baptist Bible 179-104 last night. Jack Taylor of Grinnell scored 138 points setting a new NCAA record breaking the old mark of 116 points. Taylor hit 27 of 71 3 point attempts, and was 52 of 108 overall, he made 7 of 10 free throws.
IWC men defeated Emmaus Bible College 87-43 Monday night. On the Emmaus team was a father and son playing as teammates.