Men’s College Basketball: Necks Move to 3-0 With Easy Win:

Western Illinois saw five players score in double figures as the Leathernecks defeated Iowa Wesleyan 97-71 in a nonconference matchup last night.

Will Carius, who was a prep standout in the Quad Cities, scored a game high 16 points in just 21 minutes, hitting 2-of-6 from three.

Tamell Pearson had 15 points and 11 boards while former Wapello star Trenton Massner finished with six points, six assists and five boards.

Wesleyan freshman Joey Brown scored 12 points to lead the Tigers. He also finished with six assists.

Jaylen Washington chipped in with 11.

The Tigers, now 2-6, will play this weekend at the Cobblestone Inn and Suites Classic in Forest City with matchups slated against Waldorf and Valley City State University.

College Football: Central to Scrap With Bethel:

The champions of the American Rivers Conference, the undefeated Central College football team will turn their attention to the postseason when this weekend the Dutch host Bethel University (Minn.).

The Dutch closed their season with a 65-6 thrashing of Buena Vista.

Jack Johnson, Chase Williamson and Brody Bender — all of Mount Pleasant — compete collegiately for Central.

Bethel is 8-2.

Kickoff Saturday in Pella is set for noon.

Women’s College Soccer: Gaskin Resigns After Third Season:

Iowa Wesleyan women’s soccer coach Chris Gaskin has resigned from the position, effective November 26th.

Wesleyan officials will launch a national search to begin the process of finding the next head coach immediately.

In his tenure with the Tigers, Gaskin has doubled the roster size and this year helped orchestrate a successful campaign that saw Wesleyan reach the semifinals of their conference tournament.

The Tigers finished 5-11-1 this year, marked improvement from their 1-13-1 record during Gaskin’s first season.

Gaskin’s future plans were not made available at this time.

College Track: Wesleyan Officially Added to NSAA:

Iowa Wesleyan track and field and cross country are now associate members of the North Star Athletic Association, commissioner Roger Ternes has announced.

The membership will be effective January 1st, 2022.

Iowa Wesleyan completed their first season as an association member of the North Star Athletic Association in the sport of football this fall.

The Tigers’ indoor track and field squad will compete in the NSAA Championships on Feb. 20, 2022, at Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, S.D.  The conference outdoor track & field championships will be held at Lokken Stadium in Valley City, N.D. on May 12-13, 2022.

Iowa Wesleyan is scheduled to compete in their first North Star Athletic Association Cross Country Championships on Nov. 4, 2022, in Dickinson, N.D.