The MPHS girls basketball team kept their Southeast Conference title hopes alive with a win at home over Ft. Madison 52-28 Friday night and league leader Washington fell to Keokuk 45-40 leaving M.P. a chance to tie for the title if they can beat Washington on the road February 8th.
Ft. Madison won the freshman game 37-36 in double overtime over Mt. Pleasant.
The varsity girls play at Burlington today at 3 p.m. KILJ-FM and kilj.com will broadcast live. Burlington last night beat Clinton 57-55 on the road.
OTHER AREA GIRLS SCORES: #10 Central Lee 62 West Burlington 13, Van Buren 40 Holy Trinity Catholic 25, Columbus 45 Waco 31, WMU 55 IMS 36, Notre Dame 80 New London 42, Eddyville Blakesburg 76 Centerville 41, Indianola 48 Ottumwa 17, Iowa City West 70 Cedar Rapids prairie 64 (2 ot), Mediapolis 66 Wapello 41, Muscatine 47 Bettendorf 28, Pekin 49 Highland 45, Pella Christian 49 Oskaloosa 43, West Liberty 64 Wilton 35.
A 46 consecutive game Southeast Conference win streak for the 9th ranked Mt. Pleasant boys basketball team came to an end Friday night in the Hounddome in Ft. Madison when the Bloodhounds scored a 57-50 win over the Panthers. M.P. trailed 16-14 at the end of the first quarter, but then led 28-26 at halftime. The third quarter saw Ft. Madison grab a five point lead and never let it go. Faith Pope led MPHS with 14 points, Ryan Hanna scored 12. Miles Wentzien led F.M. with 22 points. Mt. Pleasant can still win the conference title outright by beating Washington in Panther Gym on February 8th, the Panthers also will be the #1 seed in the upcoming Substate action and will open tournament play at home. They do have to bounce back today to play at Burlington, the Grayhounds won last night over Clinton in Burlington 59-44, Justin Randall had 21 points.
Ft. Madison beat the Mt. Pleasant freshman team 49-29, Tyler Batten scored 12.
MPHS won the JV game 48-43.
OTHER AREA BOYS GAMES: Davenport Assumption 68 Davenport North 51, Bettendorf 78 Muscatine 35, Cardinal of Eldon 72 Harmony 41, Centerville 84 Eddyville Blakesburg 63, Danville 96 Maharishi 14, Highland 59 Pekin 53, IMS 83 WMU 37, Keokuk 67 Washington 46, Mediapolis 71 Wapello 41, Pella Christian 68 Oskaloosa 42, West branch 63 Tipton 37, Wilton 60 West liberty 52.
MPHS wrestling at Fairfield at the Southeast Iowa Classic, Southeast Iowa super conference Tournament at Lone Tree, Mississippi Athletic Conference tournament at Bettendorf.
MPHS bowlers host league leader Fairfield
IWC women and men play basketball at Viterbo in Wisconsin