Girls’ Prep Basketball: Mount Pleasant Battles Ottumwa, Other Area Tilts

KILJ — The Mount Pleasant girls’ basketball team will be back on the hardwood tonight when they travel to take on Ottumwa at Evans Middle School.

The Panthers are coming off a 63-43 loss last week by the hands of Pella, while Ottumwa fell to Fort Madison 42-30.

Addison Ransom was the points leader for the Bulldogs last week, scoring 10 points. Ottumwa will start two freshman — Hunter Caldwell and Camdyn Crouse — Crouse scored eight points and bagged nine boards in her debut last week.

Andrea Lopreato started her junior season with a bang despite the loss to the Dutch, scoring 17 points to lead the Panthers.

Mount Pleasant has won the last two matchups against Ottumwa, including a 37-25 win just over one year ago.

Previously, Ottumwa had won five consecutive over the Panthers.

Due to contractual obligations with Hawkeye basketball, who play tonight at Virginia, there will be no radio for tonight’s tilt.

Tip is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. from Evans Middle School.

Other area tilts tonight:

  • Davis County at Fort Madison
  • Keota vs. Louisa-Muscatine
  • Columbus at New London
  • Albia vs. Notre Dame