Faith Pope popped for 27 points, mostly in the paint against the Ft. Madison Bloodhounds Friday night in Panther Gym as MPHS improved their Southeast conference record to 3-0 with a 58-50 win over the Hounds. M.P. trailed at the end of the 1st quarter 16-10, was down by 2 at halftime 21-19, led by 3 points heading into the 4th quarter thanks to a half court shot hit by Cameron Frank who hit for 13 points in the game. Panthers are now 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the conference. They host Oskaloosa Tuesday and West Liberty Thursday in girl-boy double headers.
Ft. Madison won the Freshman and JV games.
OTHER AREA BOY’S SCORES: Burlington 66 Davenport North 54, Central lee 49 W. Burlington 34, Danville 94 Maharishi 20, Holy Trinity Catholic 58 Van Buren 54, Waco 58 Columbus 34, Mediapolis 52 Wapello 47, IMS 71 WMU 32, Lone Tree 70 L&M 35, Keokuk 44 Washington 41, Cardinal 50 Harmony 29, Oskaloosa 65 Knoxville 58, West Branch 63 West Liberty 50.
The MPHS girls basketball team won on the road Friday night against Ft. Madison 39-36, Panthers trailed at halftime 16-11, out scored the Bloodhounds in the 3rd quarter 16-4 to get control of the game. The M.P. defense forced Ft. Madison into 24 turnovers. Taryne Shull led the scoring with 15 points.
Ft. Madison won the Freshman game and MPHS took the JV game.
OTHER AREA GIRLS SCORES: Van Buren 45 Fairfield 41, Burlington 62 Davenport North 44, Burlington Notre Dame 91 New London 44, Central Lee 69 West Burlington 26, WMU 52 IMS 37, Columbus 42 Waco 38, Mediapolis 53 Wapello 20, Washington 58 Keokuk 51, Oskaloosa 58 Knoxville 38, West Branch 60 West Liberty 30.
The Iowa Wesleyan College women’s basketball team got their second win in a row on Friday night as they defeated Greenville College 65-54 in Greenville, Ill. Danielle Des Jardins led the Tiger scoring with 26 points and Ashley Kruse had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. The Tigers are now 3-10, and play Monday night at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota.