Many were hoping for an upset when the Iowa Hawkeye women’s basketball team played Notre Dame at Carver Hawkeye Arena last night but it wasn’t to be with the second-ranked Irish advancing in the NCAA Tournament after defeating Iowa 74-57. Notre Dame was 33 and 1 on the season so it may not come as a surprise that they won but the Hawks did put up a good fight and were led by Kayla McBride with a career-high 28 points. Their season ends at 21 and 13.
Now it’s time for the Iowa men’s basketball team. Tonight they travel to Charlottesville, Virginia tonight for their NIT quarterfinal game. The Cavaliers are 23 and 11 so far this season. Iowa’s record is very similar at 23 and 12. This is the first away game for the Hawks and statistics show that they do not do well on the road with a record of 2 and 8 for away games. Game time is 6 pm.
On the local scene:
The Mt. Pleasant High School girl’s track meet that was to be held yesterday has been cancelled. Instead, the girls will participate in the West Burlington Co-Ed track meet on Saturday, April 6th with the boys track team. The meet starts at 11 am.
And the girl’s tennis meet at Burlington Notre Dame for Thursday has been postponed with no makeup date yet.
IWC Softball will play at Coe today at 3 pm.
IWC’s baseball for Friday at Illinois College has been moved to Monday, April 1st at noon.
34 Raceway’s Test-N-Tune that was scheduled for tonight has been postponed. It was originally scheduled for last Saturday but the weather conditions keep pushing it back. It will now be held on Tuesday, April 2nd. Pit gates will open at 5 with practice sessions running from 6 to 9 pm. Grandstand admission is free. Pit passes are $15.
The 2013 season for 34 Raceway opens Saturday with the Doc 360 Sprint Invader FrostBuster and Robert’s Tire Center IMCA Modified Special. Pit gates will open at 4, the grandstands at 5 and hotlaps begin at 6:30. For updates and weather conditions, visit 34raceway.com.
The Mt. Pleasant Easter 3 on 3 Tournament will be held March 30th at Mt. Pleasant High School. It is for 3rd through 12th grade boys and girls as well as an open category for men and women 35 and older. Cost is $50 per team with a max of four players per team. It is a four team round-robin in each division and three guaranteed games. Medals will be awarded to first and second place in each division. To register call Ronnie Ashton at 931-2896 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.