Sports, December 3

High School Basketball

The Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team had a chance at the end but were unable to capture the victory as Fort Madison came out on top 41-36 to move to 3-0. The Panthers were able to claw their way back into the game after finding themselves down 11-3 in the first quarter. The big story of the night was Andrea Lopreato capturing her 1,000 career point in the third quarter after a three-pointer to take the lead 31-29. However, with a one-point lead entering the fourth quarter the Panthers were only able to put up five points compared to the Bloodhounds ten. They’ll have to bounce back quickly as they face off against West Burlington this afternoon at 3 pm.

The Mt. Pleasant boys basketball team won their home opener over Fort Madison 66-41 to move to 1-1 on the season. It was a close game heading into halftime with the Panthers up by only five, 26-21. Then, the offensive prowess of Peyton Hagans, who led the Panthers in points with 21, and Aaiden Ashton, who tallied 14 points, took over the second half where they outscored the Bloodhounds 40-20. They’ll be back in action this afternoon against West Burlington at 4:30 pm on the road.

The Winfield-Mt. Union girls basketball team dominated Pekin as they outscored the Panthers 37-2 in the first two quarters before going on to win 49-10. Bradie Buffington had a double-double scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

The Winfield-Mt. Union boys basketball team started just as fast as they outscored the Panthers 31-14 in the first two quarters before running away with the 49-33 victory. Cam Buffington led the Wolves in points and rebounds finishing with a double-double with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Abram Edwards also finished with a double-double. Both the girls and boys teams will face off against Van Buren County today with the girls playing at 3 pm and the boys to follow at home.

The Holy Trinity Catholic girls and boys team fell to West Burlington last night with the girls losing 48-40 and the boys losing 74-51. The boys will look to bounce back December 5th against Highland at 7:30 pm and the girls will host Mediapolis at 6 pm December 6th.

The New London girls basketball team fell to Central Lee 65-55 last night as Mylee Miller led the Tigers in points with 21. The boys team defeated Central Lee 64-29. New London’s next game will be on the road against Danville December 6th with the girls starting at 6 pm followed by the boys. Central Lee will play host to Burlington Notre Dame December 5th with the girls game scheduled to start at 5:30 pm and the boys to follow.

The Danville girls team fell to Mediapolis 68-42 and the boys team defeated Mediapolis 46-42.

The WACO girls and boys basketball teams blew out Wapello as the girls won 57-19 and the boys won 76-29. Ellah Kissell tallied 27 points for the Warriors, while Hunter Hughes dominated for the boys putting up 25 points. WACO will travel to Winfield-Mt.Union December 6th with the girls scheduled to start at 6 pm.

High School Wrestling

The Mt. Pleasant girls and boys wrestling teams will be competing at the Willard Howell Wrestling Tournament today, December 3rd.

.Elementary Basketball Tournament

The Mount Pleasant Christmas Holidays 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament for 3rd – 8th grade boys and girls will be held on Dec 17th, 2022. For more registration details contact Coach Ronnie Ashton at 319-931-2896.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The women’s basketball team will be in action today at 1 pm for the first game of a double header against College of the Ozarks as they are looking for their 8th victory this season. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 12:45 pm.

The men’s basketball team is now 10-1 on the season riding a 9-game win streak and they will play today against College of the Ozarks following the conclusion of the women’s game. Coach Ashton knows that this game will test his team.

The women’s wrestling team will be back in action December 7th for a top ten matchup as they will host the #3 Grand View University Vikings. The men’s wrestling team’s next match will be tomorrow at the Buena Vista Open starting at 9 am.

Iowa Wesleyan’s first Indoor Track and Field meet will be today in Davenport at the Frigid Bee Invite.

This Day in Sports History

1901 – At the MLB meeting, the Milwaukee Brewers franchise was officially dropped from the American League and replaced by the St. Louis Browns.

1950 – Cleveland Browns was the last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Philadelphia 13-7).

1968 – MLB Rules Committee adopts a series of changes designed to increase amount of offensive run production; decreases strike zone size and lowers height of pitcher’s mound from 15″ to 10″; changes are successful.