Sports, January 17th

Prep Basketball: Mount Pleasant Girls at Danville:

It will be a battle of contrasting styles today when the Mount Pleasant girls’ basketball team hooks up with Danville in a nonconference matchup.

The Bears, 5-7 on the year, hoist up 44 three pointers a game, playing a run-and-gun, up-tempo style.

While Danville connects on just 17% of those threes, they make about eight a game.

Ava Smith is the team’s leading scorer, scoring 9.0 points per game, while Makenzie Morris chips in with 8.5 points.

Rylee Morris chips in with 7.8 points per game.

The Panthers are coming off a tough, 52-48 loss to Fairfield last Thursday night.

Andrea Lopreato, Kenna Lamm and Jadan Brumbaugh’s big second half nearly brought the Panthers back after trailing by 12 at halftime.

Lopreato finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds, Lamm had 16 points while Jadan Brumbaugh finished with nine points and 18 boards.

This will be the fourth meeting between the two schools in the last four years, with Danville leading the series 2-1.

The Panthers won last year’s scrap 50-38.

Tonight’s game will tip at 7:30 p.m.

You can listen on FM 105.5 and

Nathan Bloechl and Kent Bennett will have all the action.

Other area action tonight:

  • West Burlington at Central Lee
  • Lone Tree at Pekin
  • Holy Trinity at Van Buren County
  • Danville (boys) at WACO
  • Highland at Winfield-Mount Union

College Basketball: Wesleyan Falls Sunday:

The Iowa Wesleyan women’s basketball team, playing in the second leg of a back-to-back, fell Sunday to Wartburg in Waverly, 79-64.

Trailing 40-23 at recess, the Tigers could not dig out of the well.

Brittany West led the Tigers with 25 points also adding five rebounds and a steal.

Breanna Wendland had 15 points, tallying three rebounds and two steals.

Now 10-4, the Tigers will be in action next in the CAC Classic hosted at Ruble Arena starting on Friday, January 21st.

The Tigers will take on Haskell Indian Nations College in their first game of the Classic at 5 pm.

College Wrestling: Wesleyan Women Place Three in Top Five:

The Iowa Wesleyan women’s wrestling team placed three in the top-five at this weekend’s York College Open in Nebraska.

Alaina Sunlin earned two tech falls and a fall, before dropping a 15-13 decision in the 101-pound championship match.

Joanna Vanderwood placed fourth while Adaugo Nwachukwu took home a runner-up finish as well.

The Tigers will next compete in a triangular against Augsburg and Jamestown next on Saturday, January 29th, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The bout is set to start at 12:00 pm.

College Wrestling: Hawkeyes Roll Illinois:

The University of Iowa wrestling team extended its dual winning streak to 28 straight with a 36-3 win at No. 21 Illinois on Sunday.

The Hawkeyes won nine-of-10 matches and added bonus points in four bouts to register their most lopsided win at Illinois in 37 years.

They’ve now won 11 straight bouts over Illinois.

The No. 2 Hawkeyes travel next to Columbus, Ohio, to face No. 7 Ohio State on Friday.

The dual is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. inside the Covelli Center.

NFL: Super Wild Card Weekend Wraps up Tonight:

The NFL’s Super Wild Card weekend wraps up tonight when the Cardinals travel to play the Los Angeles Rams.

The full scoreboard from the weekend:

  • Bengals 26, Raiders 19
  • Bills 47, Patriots 17
  • Buccaneers 31, Eagles 15
  • 49ers 23, Cowboys 17
  • Chiefs 42, Steelers 21