Sports, December 8th

High School Basketball

Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to Wapello tomorrow, December 9th, with the girls starting at 6 pm and the boys to follow.

WACO will host Columbus tomorrow with the girls scheduled to start at 6 pm and the boys at 7:30 pm.

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ basketball team will be at home again tomorrow for a conference matchup against Keokuk at 7:30 pm.

Central Lee will be back on the road to face off with Van Buren County this Friday with the girls going at 6 pm and the boys to follow.

The New London boy’s team’s next game will be at home against Holy Trinity Catholic while the Danville Bears will travel to play Burlington Notre Dame tomorrow at 7:30 pm. The New London girls team hosts Lone Tree tonight at 6 pm.

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ basketball team will travel to face off with Keokuk with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 pm. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 7:15 pm.

High School Wrestling

The Mt. Pleasant girls and boys wrestling teams will be traveling to Keokuk to wrestle tonight, December 8th.

High School Bowling

The Mt. Pleasant Panthers will be in action tonight against Keokuk with the girl’s team looking to improve to 2-0 on the season as the boys team looks for their first victory of the season.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The men’s basketball team’s win streak ends at 10 games as Western Illinois comes out on top 84-73. The Tigers and Leathernecks were tied at 38 going into halftime but Western Illinois took control in the second half to come out with the victory. Joey Brown IV led the Tigers in points with 18 followed by Allante Pickens with 17. The Tigers will be back in action December 13th on the road against Saint Ambrose University at 7:30 pm.

The women’s basketball team’s next game is December 13th on the road against Grace College at 2 pm. Brittany and Isabell West was on for Tiger Nation this morning where Isabell West talked about her 35-point performance in the win over College of the Ozarks,

“I think it crossed my mind at halftime when I realized that it was doable in the sense that I was kind of already halfway there. But, in the second half, I kind of locked in and wanted to win, so I didn’t think about it until after the game.”

The West family is very competitive when it comes to basketball and Brittany was feeling the heat as her record was being flirted with.

“Same thing, when she was creeping up there, I was getting nervous. Definitely, she was getting closer and closer and then when the College of the Ozarks girl shot that three right at the end, I thought that maybe we were going into overtime. Then, I was like it’s definitely getting demolished by ten points now. But it was definitely in the back of my mind for sure.”

The women’s wrestling team’s next match will be December 16th at the Avila University Dual Tournament. The men’s wrestling team’s next match will be January 10th at Central Methodist University.

Iowa Wesleyan’s next Indoor Track and Field competition will be tomorrow at the Grinnell Opener at 9 am.

This Day in Sports History

1940 – National Football League Championship, Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Chicago beat Washington, 73-0; most one-sided victory in NFL history; first NFL title game broadcast on national radio.

1961 – Larry Costello scores 32 consecutive points without a miss.

1987 – Flyers’ Ron Hextall becomes 1st goalie to actually score a goal.