High School Basketball
The Winfield-Mt. Union girls team held Louisa-Muscatine to just four points in the first half as the Wolves sprinted to a 59-14 victory. Keely Malone had a double-double with 15 points coming from four threes and grabbing 14 rebounds, she also added 6 steals to the stat sheet. The Wolves will be traveling to play Pekin this Friday, January 13th, with the girls playing at 6 pm.
The Holy Trinity Catholic girls’ team avenged their loss from last night by defeating Danville 52-35. The Crusaders pulled away in the third quarter by outscoring the Bears 18-4. The Danville boys’ team split the night by defeating the Crusaders 48-39. The Bears got out to a hot start by going on a 16-4 run in the first quarter. Danville will be hosting Mediapolis this Friday with the boys playing at 7:30 pm and the girls playing at 6 pm.
Holy Trinity Catholic will travel to play West Burlington Friday night with the girls scheduled to start at 6 pm and the boys to follow.
The Central Lee girls’ basketball team fell to Mediapolis 62-45 last night. Payton Bush led the Bulldogs in points with 28, including seven three pointers. Haley Steffener hosted a block party tallying seven on the night. The Hawks will host New London on Friday with the girls scheduled to play at 6 pm.
WACO will be traveling to play Hillcrest Academy tomorrow, January 12th, with the girls playing first at 6 pm.
Mt. Pleasant will be facing off against conference rival Fairfield, this Friday with the girls on the road and the boys at home, both teams playing at 7:30 pm.
High School Wrestling
The Mt. Pleasant girls team competed at the Pella Tournament with six wrestlers finishing in the top three of their weight class. Ella McNamee continued her dominant season by going 3-0 on the night and winning by fall to earn first place. Alexis Wagner lost by fall in the second round, but finished 2-1 on the night resulting in a 2nd place finish. Natalie Parrott also captured 2nd place going 1-1 on the night. Jayden Housh claimed second place after going 1-1 on the night. Zenlynn Lee was the last Panther to finish in 2nd place also going 1-1 on the night; lastly, Natalie Albright finished in third place ending the impressive night for the Panthers.
Burlington Notre Dame had Nevah Howard finish in first place after winning both of her matches last night. Ella Spiker claimed 2nd place in her weight class and Macey Johnson finished in 3rd place to end the night.
The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will compete against Washington tomorrow, January 12th, on the road.
High School Bowling
Mt. Pleasant will host Fairfield next Thursday, January 19th.
Iowa Wesleyan Athletics
The men’s and women’s basketball teams will travel to play Baptist Bible College January 13th with the women playing at 5:30 pm and the men at 7 pm.
Both wrestling teams competed at Central Methodist University last night with the men having not wrestled since December 3rd, they came out a little sluggish with the Tigers getting shutout 49-0. The men’s team will have to bounce back quickly as they wrestle Saturday, January 14th, at the Cliff Keen-Mike Duroe Invitational at Cornell College in Mount Vernon.
In a top 15 matchup, the women’s team came up just short, falling to #11 Central Methodist University 21-19. Faith Cole won by fall. JoAnna Vanderwood and Aduago Nwachukwu helped out the Tigers by winning by tech fall. Lastly, Isabelle Hawley and Faith Cole both won their matches by decision to give the Tigers a 19-8 lead. However, the Eagles soared back to take the match. The women will have another ranked match ahead of them as they travel to face off against Augsburg University on Sunday, January 15th.
The Tiger’s next indoor meet will be the Dutch Athletics Classic on January 14th.
This Day in Sports History
1953 – J. Edgar Hoover declined a 6 figure offer to become president of the International Boxing Club.
1960 – LaMar Clark sets a pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts.
2001 – New York Knicks hold an opponent under 100 points for an NBA-record 29th straight game in a 76-75 loss to the Houston Rockets; streak snaps 46-year-old NBA record of 28 straight games set by the Fort Wayne Pistons in 1954-55.