Written by on November 7, 2012 in Sports

The Iowa Wesleyan men’s basketball team had a rough night against Grand View University on Tuesday night as the Tigers fell to the Vikings 62-34. The loss brings the Tigers to .500 on the year as they start the season 1-1 now.
The Tigers opened the game up strong, playing evenly with the Vikings for the first ten minutes of the game. The Tigers led 12-7 halfway through the first period. The Vikings then flipped the switch and went on a 16-0 run over the next five minutes. They didn’t look back as the Tigers went to the halftime break down 28-14.
Derrick Nillissen (Sr.-Wittenberg, Wis.) led the Tigers’ scorers for the second game in a row as he scored 13 points on 3-14 shooting from the field and was 4-4 from the free throw line. As a team, the Tigers were held to just 26.7% shooting from the field for the game.
Dan Missey (Sr.-Pacific, Mo.) added eight points for the Tigers. He also grabbed six rebounds as the Tigers won the battle of the boards 31-26 against the Vikings.
The Tigers had a hard time handling the Vikings’ pressure defense. The Tigers had 27 turnovers in the loss.
Wesleyan will return to action tomorrow night as they return to Mt. Pleasant to host Hannibal-LaGrange University. Tip-off is set for 7:00pm.

Iowa Wesleyan College is working to help those in need on the East Coast recover from the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. The Tigers are partnering with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to supply those in need with essential items needed to help the recovery from the devastation.
One of the most important things needed are cleaning supplies. UMCOR’s executive director of Relief Supplies, Kathy Kraiza, stated that 7,300 cleaning buckets have either been delivered or are on their way to the relief efforts. Kraiza believes that their current supply of cleaning buckets will run out by Thanksgiving.
The Tigers are asking fans and community members to help in the relief efforts by donating items that can be assembled into the cleaning buckets that UMCOR is assembling. Donations will be collected on the men’s home basketball game on Thursday, Nov. 11. These items include:
five gallon buckets with resalable lids, liquid laundry detergent (25 or 50 oz. bottles only), liquid household cleaner (12-16 oz. – no spray cleaners), dish soap (16-28 oz. bottles of any brand), cans of air fresheners (aerosol or pump), insect repellant spray (6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover, scrub brushes (plastic or wooden handle, no toilet-bowl brushes, no kitchen or dish brushes), cleaning wipes, sponges, scouring pads, clothespins, clothes line (50 ft. or 100 ft.), 24 roll heavy duty trash bags (30-45 gallon size), dust masks, disposable waterproof gloves, and work gloves.
The Tigers want to thank everyone for their support and help in this project. More information on UMCOR and other ways to help in the relief efforts can also be found here:

The 2012 Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union State Volleyball Championships begin today at the Ice Arena in Cedar Rapids. The Class 5A action begins at 3 p.m. today with Johnston against Ankeny and Bettendorf tangling with Dubuque Hempstead. At 4:30 p.m. West Des Moines Dowling Catholic plays Iowa City High and Urbandale will face Pleasant Valley.
Tonight the Class 4A first round matches will be played beginning at 6 p.m. with Cedar Rapids Xavier Catholic playing Charles City and Solon vs Harlan. At 7:30 p.m. North Scott will play Waverly Shell Rock and West Delaware plays Sioux City Bishop Heelan Catholic.
Thursday’s action begins at noon with the 3A class, #1 ranked Mediapolis 42-0 will be playing Iowa Falls-Alden 32-4, KILJ-FM 105.5 and will carry the action live. Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in Class 1A play #2 ranked Holy Trinity Catholic will play Marquette Catholic of Bellevue, KILJ-FM 105.5 and will have all the action live.
Holy Trinity Catholic will continue selling advance tickets to their State Volleyball Tournament opening match thru 3:30 p.m. today at the school. Tickets are $8 each for students and adults.

The undefeated Mediapolis Bulldog football team is busily preparing for their next football playoff game. It will be at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls for a semi final game Saturday November 10th at 7 P.M. against Dyersville Beckman who has a record of 11-1. Spirit Lake and Carroll Kuemper are the other semi finalists

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