Mt. Pleasant scored two wins over Oskaloosa in basketball at Panther Gym during the coaches against cancer games. The MPHS girls handed Osky only their second loss of the season beating them 50-47. Natalie Ita scored 13 points and had 9 rebounds. Mary Wester added 12 points and Kelsi Phipps 11. M.P. is now 5-3 and is scheduled to host West Liberty Tomorrow night.
In the boys game Mt. Pleasant rolled to an easy 59-18 win. Faith Pope scored 15 points and Ryan Hanna had 13. The M.P. defense held Osky to just 6 points in the 1st half. West Liberty is next on the MPHS schedule tomorrow night as part of another girl-boy double header.
AREA GIRLS SCORES: West Burlington 51 Harmony 22, #7 Central Lee 54 Van Buren 48 (ot), #5 Mediapolis 65 Highland 26, WMU 43 Pekin 23, Cardinal of Eldon 55 Holy Trinity Catholic 50 (ot), Washington 37 Ft. Madison 16, West Liberty 46 Wilton 32.
AREA BOYS BASKETBALL: West Burlington 63 Harmony 31, New London 56 Maharishi 32, Waco 54 L&M 49, Wilton 68 West Liberty 67 (ot), Ft. Madison 67 Washington 30, Danville 70 Burlington Notre Dame 58 (Danville Bears coach Ken Lafoon recorded his 400th career victory with the win), IMS 79 Wapello 51.
Due to lack of practice days prior to playing the first game of the second season, the Mt. Pleasant Middle School has rescheduled the January 10th seventh grade girls basketball games and 8th grade boys basketball games to February 4th. All times remain the same.