No. 9 (AP, 1A) New London 67, Cardinal 55
Kade Benjamin scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out four assists guiding New London to a 67-55 win over Cardinal last night.
Blaise Porter added 17 points and five dimes, while Kooper Schulte chipped in with 12 points and nine rebounds.
New London stayed unbeaten at 10-0.
Cardinal is now 8-5.
Oskaloosa 45, Mount Pleasant 43
Dewon Trent had 15 points to pace Mount Pleasant but it was not enough, as the Panthers were upended 45-43 by Oskaloosa last night in a nonconference scrap.
Mount Pleasant clawed within one at halftime on a buzzer-beating three ball by Aiden Ashton, but could not get over the hump in the second half.
Ashton finished with 11 points for the Panthers.
Owen Vansickel had eight.
The 4-8 Panthers will host No. 4 Washington Friday night.
You can listen to that matchup on FM 105.5 and kilj.com.
Winfield-Mount Union 74, Lone Tree 39
A season-high 31 points from Cam Buffington led Winfield-Mount Union to an easy 74-39 win over Lone Tree last night.
Buffington, an Iowa football recruit, narrowly missed his career-high of 34 points.
He’s still just a sophomore.
He also hauled in 15 rebounds.
The Wolves are now 13-1.
Lone Tree slipped to 3-10.
Danville 68, Central Lee 33
Caiden Gourley went off for 27 points as Danville won both legs of their back-to-back, dispatching Central Lee 68-33 yesterday.
Big man Sawyer Nelson finished with 14 for the Bears, who improved to 11-1.
They are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press Top 10 Class 1A poll.
Corbin Pohren paced Central Lee with 10 points.
Central Lee is now 0-13.
Other area finals:
- Hillcrest Academy 51, Louisa-Muscatine 25
- Pekin 45, Wapello 43
- Holy Trinity 62, Van Buren County 52
- Burlington 77, Muscatine 66
- West Burlington 59, Notre Dame 53