Prep Basketball: Mount Pleasant Girls at Danville

Danville — It will be a battle of contrasting styles today when the Mount Pleasant girls’ basketball team hooks up with Danville in a nonconference matchup.

The Bears, 5-7 on the year, hoist up 44 three pointers a game, playing a run-and-gun, up-tempo style.

While Danville connects on just 17% of those threes, they make about eight a game.

Ava Smith is the team’s leading scorer, scoring 9.0 points per game, while Makenzie Morris chips in with 8.5 points.

Rylee Morris chips in with 7.8 points per game.

The Panthers are coming off a tough, 52-48 loss to Fairfield last Thursday night.

Andrea Lopreato, Kenna Lamm and Jadan Brumbaugh’s big second half nearly brought the Panthers back after trailing by 12 at halftime.

Lopreato finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds, Lamm had 16 points while Jadan Brumbaugh finished with nine points and 18 boards.

This will be the fourth meeting between the two schools in the last four years, with Danville leading the series 2-1.

The Panthers won last year’s scrap 50-38.

Tonight’s game will tip at 7:30 p.m.

You can listen on FM 105.5 and

Nathan Bloechl and Kent Bennett will have all the action.

Other area action tonight:

  • West Burlington at Central Lee
  • Lone Tree at Pekin
  • Holy Trinity at Van Buren County
  • Danville (boys) at WACO
  • Highland at Winfield-Mount Union