SPORTS DECEMBER 21, 2012

Written by on December 21, 2012 in Sports

The Mt. Pleasant Panther girls and boys basketball teams share center stage once again tonight as they play host to West Liberty in a girl-boy basketball double header beginning at 6 p.m. in Panther Gym. KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry

both games live.
The M.P. girls are coming off a 3 point win over Oskaloosa Tuesday night and have improved their record to 5-3. West Liberty is 5-6 and had lost three games in a row until Tuesday nights win over Wilton 46-32.
The MPHS boys rolled to a 59-18 win over Oskaloosa, West Liberty lost 68-67 in overtime to Wilton. M.P. is 5-2 and have won 4 games in a row. West Liberty is 5-3 and has lost three games in a row.

Central College inched up one spot to No. 14 in the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III poll.
The Dutch, 7-1, were No. 15 in the last ranking two weeks ago and opened the season at No. 29. It’s Central’s highest ranking since 1991-92, when the Dutch were No. 5. Central posted four wins at the Gulf Coast Duals in Fort Myers, Fla., last Sunday.
Defending champion Wartburg College (6-0) remains at No. 1. Iowa Conference rival Coe College (5-3) slipped four spots to No. 8 while Luther College (1-3) climbed one notch to No. 15 and the University of Dubuque (7-2) jumped two spots to No. 16. Loras College (2-6) dropped out after a No. 28-rating in the previous poll.
In the individual rankings, senior Ryan Davis (Shreveport, La., Northwood HS) cracked the 149-pound lineup at No. 9. He posted four wins, including three victories by major decision, at the Gulf Coast Duals and improved to 13-3. Earlier this month he broke a 36-year-old school record with the fastest pin in a dual meet, scoring a 21-second fall against Knox College (Ill.).
Central has a break for the holidays and returns to the mat Jan. 10 for a 7 p.m. dual against Loras College at Dubuque.

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