Sports, February 28th

High School Basketball
The Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ team will take on North Linn tomorrow at 6:45 pm. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 6:30 pm. Head Coach Mendy McCreight talked about how excited she is to go back to Des Moines.
New London earned the 8th seed and will go against the #1 seed Grand View Christian on March 6th at 10:30 am.
All-Conference Honors
The Southeast Conference (SEC) announced conference honors for basketball, and wrestling and here is how Mt. Pleasant fared for awards.
For boys’ basketball, Payton Hagans and Aaiden Ashton earned All-Conference 1st Team honors, as Hagans averaged 20.7 points per game and Ashton cashed in 14.5 points per game. Owen Vansickel was recognized as 2nd Team All-Conference and Carter Amos and Nate Stroud both took home All-Conference Honorable Mentions. Tim Cam earned Academic All-Conference honors.
For girls’ basketball, Andrea Lopreato capped off her high school career as Co-Conference Player of the Year, All-Conference 1st Team, and Academic All-Conference Honors after averaging a double-double on the year and scoring 1,416 points in her career. Tristan Shull was also named to the All-Conference 1st Team and the Academic All-Conference Team after averaging 11.9 points per game. Kate Schimmelpfennig and Andi Scott were recognized as All-Conference Honorable Mentions and Academic All-Conference. Juliana Burns, Hailey Parrott, and Mackenzie Musselman were all named to the Academic All-Conference roster.
Ella McNamee headlined the conference honors for the Panthers as she was named to the All-Conference 1st Team after qualifying for the first sanctioned girls’ wrestling state tournament. Alexis Wagner, Natalie Parrott, Zenlynn Lee, and Natalie Albright were all named to the All-Conference 1st Team. Jayden Housh earned All-Conference 2nd Team honors and along with McNamee was named to the Academic All-Conference roster.
For boys’ wrestling, Bowen Davis and Franklin Tousignant were named to the 2nd Team All-Conference and Jamal Dodson earned Academic All-Conference honors.
Iowa Wesleyan Athletics
The women’s basketball team will be participating in the NAIA National Tournament beginning on March 7th. The Tigers will find out who and where they play at 6 pm on March 2nd.
The 23rd-ranked men’s team qualified for the National Tournament beginning on March 7th. The Tigers will find out who and where they play on March 2nd at 7 pm.
The women’s wrestling team will be competing in the 2023 NAIA Women’s Wrestling National Championship which will take place on March 10th.
The men’s wrestling team will have Lane Scorpil represent the Tigers at the NAIA Men’s Wrestling National Championship meet on March 3rd.
The Tigers Indoor Track and Field teams will be competing in the NAIA Indoor Track and Field national championship meet on March 2nd.
The Tiger baseball team will have a doubleheader against Southeastern University on March 3rd with game one at 3 pm.
The Tiger softball team will face off against Stephens College this afternoon in a doubleheader with game one at 1 pm.
This Day in Sports History
1940 – First televised basketball game (University of Pittsburgh beats Fordham University, 50-37).
1960 – Home team United States wins its first Olympic ice hockey gold medal at Squaw Valley with a 9-4 win over Czechoslovakia.
1967 – Wilt Chamberlain sinks an NBA record 35th consecutive field goal.