The Danville Bears finished as consolation champions and the Sportsmanship award winners at the 2013 Boys State Basketball Tournament after beating North Tama 80-56 in the third place game Friday morning. Steven and Michael Soukup twin brothers ended their Danville careers with appropriate double-double performances. Steven scored 24 points and had 17 rebounds, he also surpassed the 2,000 career point mark ending his high school days with 2018 points, the 32nd player to do so and joins Jake Wenning former Bear standout who had 2179 during his career. Michael Soukup scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Steven Soukup was named to the all tournament team and finished as the second leading scorer in the tourney with 78 points and the top rebounder with 44.
The 1A championship was won by last years champ Boyden Hull 49-45 over Storm Lake St. Mary’s.
|Class 1-A Farm Bureau All-Tournament Team|
|Brandt Van Roekel||Boyden-Hull|
|Kennedy Drey||St. Mary’s, Storm Lake|
|*Luke Lenhart||St. Mary’s, Storm Lake|
|* Indicates Captain|
|Farm Bureau – IHSAA Board of Control Class 1-A Sportsmanship Award|
|Class 1-A Iowa Bankers Association/Iowa High School Athletic Association|
|Student Athletes/Achiever’s Award|
|Logan Forbes||Lone Tree|
The Class 2A State Championship was won by 9th ranked Sheldon over #1 ranked West Fork 48-36. The 2A consolation game was won by Carroll Kuemper 80-52 over MFL-Mar Mac.
|Class 2-A Farm Bureau All-Tournament Team|
|Cody Mason||MFL, MarMac|
|Sam Brincks||Kuemper Catholic, Carroll|
|Payton Plagge||West Fork, Sheffield|
|* Indicates Captain|
|Farm Bureau – IHSAA Board of Control Class 2-A Sportsmanship Award|
|Kuemper Catholic, Carroll|
The Iowa Wesleyan College softball team completed their games at the Tucson Invitational Friday. The Tigers won the first game, defeating Howard Payne University (TX) 3-1.
In the second game against Howard Payne University, the Tigers fell 7-6.
The softball team finished 4-4 at the Tucson Invitational, their best record there ever. They’ll now make the trip back home and host their first home game of the season on Thursday, March 14 vs. Hannibal-LaGrange University. The game is set to start at 2:00pm.
The Iowa Wesleyan College baseball team fell to Lewis & Clarke College of Oregon 6-4 on Friday in the Tigers last game at the Tucson Invitational.
The Tigers will now head back to Iowa and will play at Clarke University on March 12 to take on the Crusaders in a double header. The first game is set to start at 3:00pm in Dubuque, IA.
7th ranked Kirkwood Community College of Cedar Rapids beat Southeastern Community College in women’s Region XI playoff action by a score of 63-45 last night in Keokuk. Kirkwood moves to the finals of the tournament today at 3 p.m. at Cardinal Stritch Gym in Keokuk and will play Iowa Central.
The Nebraska women’s basketball team eliminated the Iowa Hawkeye women from the Big Ten Tournament with a 74-62 win Friday.
The Iowa men host Nebraska in the regular season finale at Carver Hawkeye./
Iowa State plays at West Virginia today and KILJ-AM 1130 will carry the action beginning at noon.
Creighton men defeated Drake in the MVC Tournament 65-53, Doug McDermott scored 20 points to lead the Blue Jays and became Creightons all time leading scorer.
The Big Ten and Big 12 Conference wrestling tournaments will be wrestled today. Big Ten in Illinois and the Big 12 at Oklahoma State.