Sports, December 2nd

High School Basketball

Mt. Pleasant traveled to Burlington last night for a Southeast Conference matchup and the Panthers split their games against the Grayhounds. In the girls game, the Panthers kept the game close in the first half, even holding a 20 to 17 lead heading into halftime. However, the shots started falling for Mylee Stiefel and company as the Grayhounds scored 45 second half points on their way to win 62-38. Stiefel finished the contest with 30 points, which included six three-pointers. Abby Carthey led the way for the Panthers, scoring 12 points and nabbing five steals. 

After a slow start to the boys; game, Mt. Pleasant found their stride in the second quarter, outscoring Burlington 22 to 10 on their way to a 65-53 conference victory. Head Coach Eric Rawson was happy about how his team handled the tough environment. Payton Hagans kept driving to the hoop last night, resulting in lay-ups or a trip to the free throw line as he finished 15 of 20 from the charity stripe and collected 29 points in the contest. Christian Stacy also finished in double-digits with 11 points as Coach Rawson discussed the importance of his young playmakers. The Panthers will host West Burlington today with the girls playing at 2 pm. 

The Central Lee boys’ team will host an Iowa/Illinois shootout today at 4:30 pm. The girls’ team will travel to take on Burlington Notre Dame on December 5th at 6 pm. 

New London will compete against Danville on December 5th with the girls playing at 6 pm and the boys’ scheduled to play at 7:30 pm at home. 

Burlington Notre Dame breezed past Van Buren County last night as the girls’ team took down the Warriors 55-32 and the boys’ team for the Nikes defeated Van Buren County 72-32. The Warriors will host West Burlington on December 5th with the girls’ game starting at 6 pm followed by the boys’ game. 

The Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ team fell to Pekin last night 51-40, while the boys took down the Panthers 55-37. Abram Edwards finished with a double-double, scoring 22 points and gathering 14 rebounds. The boys’ team for the Wolves will compete in an Iowa/Illinois shootout today at Central Lee at 4:30 pm. 

Both WACO teams found their way back to the win column last night against Wapello. For the girls’, Emma Wagler’s 19 points and Ella Huisenga’s 16 points helped lead the way to a 63-46 win, despite Tatum Wolford’s 22 points for the Arrows. In the boys’ game, the Warriors dominated from the beginning, winning 63-30. Clayton Miller led the Warriors in points with 15, followed by Issac Rich who finished with 14 points. WACO will host Winfield-Mt. Union on December 5th with the girls’ game starting at 6 pm. KILJ 105.5 FM,, will have the call with the pregame show at 5:45 pm. 

The Mediapolis boys’ team lost to Danville last night 47-40 to move both teams to 1-1 on the season. The Bears will take on Wapello today at 3:30 pm at home. 

The Danville girls’ will face off against Fort Madison on December 4th at 6 pm.

The Holy Trinity Catholic girls’ team has now won three straight games after walloping West Burlington 63-26 last night. The boys’ team participated in a thriller, but the Falcons glided to a 59-58 win over the Crusaders. Luke Hellige cashed in for 19 points, while Layne Rung totaled 18 points.

Mediapolis will host Holy Trinity Catholic on December 5th with the girls playing at 6 pm and the boys’ at 7:30 pm.  

High School Wrestling

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team will head to Williamsburg today to compete in a tournament. 

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ and boys’ teams along with the WACO girls’ team will travel today to a tournament hosted by Wapello. 

The New London boys’ team will host a tournament today with WACO also in attendance.

The Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ team will compete in an Invitational on December 4th, hosted by Pekin. 

High School Bowling

Mt. Pleasant will face off against Keokuk on December 7th.

College Football

Iowa State University will be assigned a bowl game tomorrow, December 3rd. 

#18 Iowa will compete for the Big Ten Championship tonight at 7:15 pm against Michigan. 

College Basketball

The Iowa State men’s team showed off their offensive prowess last night, defeating DePaul 99-80. Tamin Lipsey tallied a triple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. Tre King added a team-leading 24 points in the winning effort. The Cyclones are tasked with taking on Iowa on December 7th at 6:30 pm at home. 

The Iowa State women’s team will host UNCW tomorrow, December 3rd, at 1 pm. 

The #4 Iowa women’s team will take on Bowling Green today at home at 12:30 pm. 

The Iowa men’s team will travel to Purdue on December 4th at 6 pm. 

This Day in Sports History

1951 – Future Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Don Hutson has his #14 jersey retired by the Green Bay Packers; first number retired in franchise history.

1962 – 50th Grey Cup, Exhibition Stadium, Toronto: Winnipeg Blue Bombers edge Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 28-27; only final ever suspended during play (fog), and first to be finished on a Sunday.

1987 –  “334” club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20″ of snow to attend a New Jersey Devils 7-5 NHL victory over Calgary at the Meadowlands.