Wright Field house in Keokuk has had a complete facelift, the Mt. Pleasant Panther boys basketball team seemed to really like it after playing very well there Friday night and handing Keokuk a 74-57 loss, their second in the Southeast conference already. M.P. led by 2 at the end of the 1st quarter, by 9 at halftime, 13 points separated the two teams heading into quarter number 4. Faith Pope hit for 23 points, Dalton Conrad had 15 and Logan Mulford added 10. Cameron Frank had 7 rebounds. The Panthers are now 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the Southeast Conference, M.P. hosts Ft. Madison this upcoming Friday night.
Keokuk won the Freshman game 63-31, Joe Hess scored 18 Panther points. Keokuk also won the JV game 56-31, Ben Canby had 9 points.
OTHER AREA BOY’S SCORES: Burlington 46 Clinton 36, Cardinal of Eldon 65 New London 41, #1 Danville 81 Holy Trinity Catholic 42, Fairfield 43 Washington 38, IMS 85 Columbus Community 57, Lone Tree 61 Mediapolis 31, Maharishi 50 Harmony 33, Pella 66 Oskaloosa 41, WMU 64 Wapello 61, Van Buren 57 West Burlington 43.
Keokuk did it again, Mt. Pleasant had the Keokuk girls on the ropes leading by two points with 14 seconds left to play. Once again though Keokuk found a way to score 5 unanswered points and won the Southeast Conference varsity game 47-44. The game was tied at 6 at the end of the 1st quarter, Keokuk led 23-22 at halftime and 34-33 going into the 4th quarter before they pulled their late game magic. Taryne Shull led M.P. with 14 points, Natalie Ita added 12 and Kelsi Phipps had 10. MPHS is now 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the league, they play at Ft. Madison Friday.
Keokuk won the JV game 47-37.
OTHER AREA GIRL’S SCORES:
#3 Notre Dame 73 #7 Central Lee 71, Holy Trinity Catholic 53 Danville 48, IMS 57 Columbus Community 52, #5 Mediapolis 73 Lone Tree 39, Muscatine 65 Bettendorf 37, Oskaloosa 55 Pella 36, Pekin 39 L&M 29, WMU 59 Wapello 31 (Mitch Wachs 300th win), Van Buren 64 West Burlington 39, Waco 38 Highland 36, Washington 44 Fairfield 39.
The Iowa Wesleyan College Tiger men crushed Central Christian College on Friday night in Ruble Arena as Iowa Wesleyan moved back to .500 for the season at 7-7 after the win. The Tigers defeated the Saints in an 85-53 blowout that saw twelve Tigers’ players score in the game, including four in double figures.
Derrick Nillissen (Sr.-Wittenberg, WI) led the scoring parade a game-high 17 points as he shot 6-for-11 from the field.
Tigers play at Hannibal-LaGrange today.
Iowa beat Iowa State in men’s basketball at Carver Hawkeye Arena last night 80-71, Aaron White scored 18 for the Hawks. Korie Lucious and Percy Gibson each had 14 for the “Clones.”