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SPORTS NOVEMBER 23, 2012

Written by on November 23, 2012 in Sports

The Iowa Wesleyan College Tiger women’s basketball team hosted the South Australian under 20 Club on Wednesday night at Ruble Arena in Mount Pleasant the two teams battled hard. In the end, the visitors came out on top, defeating the Tigers 55-53.
The visiting Aussies made themselves at home from beyond the arc as they hit 12 three-point shots in the game.
Jana Meister (Jr.-Ashkum, Ill.) led the Tigers once again as she led all scorers with 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting.
Ashley Kruse (Sr.-Lakefield, Minn.) recorded a double-double for the Tigers as she had 13 points (5-of-9 shooting) and 10 rebounds, including six offensive boards.
Afterwards, the teams shared a meal together and got a chance to interact. This experience for the current Tigers comes on the week of the 50th anniversary of when the Tigers women’s basketball team hosted the Russian Olympic basketball team back on Nov. 19, 1962.
The Tigers return to action on Monday, Nov. 26 as they host the Culver-Stockton College Wildcats. Tip-off is set for 5:30pm and will be followed by the men’s game at 7:30pm.

The IWC Tiger men tonight will be playing in the first round of the Carthage Classic against the host school Carthage in Kenosha Wisconsin at 8 p.m.

Central College of Pella competed in the Auggie-Brute-adidas Open wrestling tournament at Augsburg College (Minn.) last weekend.
A large field in the non-scored meet was split into three divisions based largely on experience level.
Central had strong showing from freshman Zach May a former Mt. Pleasant Panther who is wrestling at 141 pounds for Central College, he won 2 matches and lost 1 in the tournament.

Quincy University picked a 62-60 win over Truman State on Tuesday (Nov. 20) night at Pepsi Arena.
Sophomore guard Scott Hahn (Mt. Pleasant, Iowa). Hahn finished with a game-high 16 points for Quincy, including 11 in the second half. He was 4-for-6 from 3-point range.

Southeastern Community College men’s basketball team Thanksgiving night defeated Lincoln College 78-73 in the first round of the Pzazz Classic at Loren Walker Arena. Former Mt. Pleasant Panther Nick Lyon scored 22 points to lead the Blackhawks. Tonight at 7 p.m. SCC plays Mineral Area.
The UNI Panthers played tough against the #2 ranked Louisville Cardinals in the Bahamas last night, Panthers fell 51-46. UNI will now play Stanford in the consolation round.

The 0-1 Mt. Pleasant Panther girl’s basketball team will hit the road tonight to tangle with #9 ranked Cedar Rapids Prairie 0-1. The two teams have something in common, they have felt the wrath of the Muscatine Muskies. A week ago Prairie fell to Muscatine 64-43, Tuesday night MPHS dropped a road game in Muscatine by a score of 61-35. Prairie will be trying to shore up their 3 point defense as they gave up 10 3 pointers in their season opening loss. MPHS will be looking to trim the number of turnovers down as they made 25 mistakes and that turned into 20 points for their opponent.
KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry the varsity game live at 7 p.m. The JV teams of the two schools clash at 5 p.m.

The State Wrestling Championship has been a sold out event for over 20 years and is the only IHSAA reserved ticket event. On November 19, 2011, the Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association adopted changes for the State Wrestling Tournament finals ticket distribution. Tickets are no longer purchased from and distributed by the IHSAA. Member schools who host wrestling programs and the general public now purchase their tickets through either a walk up process or online.
Under this ticketing system, schools have the first opportunity to purchase tickets. Ticket sales to IHSAA member high schools who host wrestling programs will begin Monday, December 3, 2012 at noon (12:00pm) and close Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 11:59pm. The order limit is a maximum of fifty (50) tickets per school. Complete information regarding the ticket ordering process for IHSAA member high schools hosting wrestling programs has been communicated with them.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:00am. The public will be able to purchase tickets at the Wells Fargo Arena ticket office, any Dahl’s store, online at www.dahlstickets.com or by calling 1-866-55-DAHLS. The order limit will be eight (8) tickets.
The ticket price is $8.00 per ticket, plus a convenience fee of $2.60 per ticket. There will be a $4.00 handling fee per order. A valid credit card will be needed to make an online purchase. The Wells Fargo Arena seating chart will be available identifying class 1A, 2A, and 3A mats. All seats will be assigned in the order the transactions are processed either at a ticketing location or online.
Anyone with questions or experiencing difficulties ordering tickets should call the Iowa Events Center ticket office at 515-564-8356. Anyone needing assistance with ADA seating should call 515-564-8351.

Iowa Wesleyan College student Austin Burns of Roscoe, Ill. Has been awarded a Physical Education Recreation Scholarship from the Iowa Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Burns for his work with middle school students, elementary students, giving swim lessons and volunteering at the local Christian School.

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