Sports, January 18th

Girls’ Prep Basketball: Mount Pleasant Rallies for Win

Mount Pleasant 67, Danville 54

Andrea Lopreato paced Mount Pleasant with 23 points as the Panthers rallied for a 67-54 win over Danville last night, in a nonconference scrap.

The Panthers, trailing by two at halftime, took a three-point lead into the fourth quarter then closed the game on a 16-6 run.

Cassidy Yaley led Danville with 11 points, while Ava Smith and Kenna Furnald each added nine.

The win moved Mount Pleasant to 6-8, Danville dropped to 5-8.

They’ll get Washington on Friday night.

Winfield-Mount Union 51, Highland 36

A balanced scoring attack led Winfield-Mount Union past Highland yesterday, 51-36.

Keetyn Townsley led three Wolves in double figures with 14 points.

Bradie Buffington scored 12 points while Jobey Malone added 11.

Sarah Burton led Highland with 11.

The Lady Wolves are now 13-2.

Highland slipped to 6-8.

Central Lee 55, West Burlington 54 

Central Lee overcame a 10-point fourth quarter deficit rallying to beat West Burlington 55-54 last night in a thrilling Super Conference scrap.

Central Lee went on a 22-11 run to earn the win — led by Makayla Morrison’s 20 points and five rebounds.

Macy Watkins finished with 16 for the Hawks, as well.

Abbey Bence led all scorers with 25 for West Burlington.

McKenna Marlow added 19.

West Burlington fell to 10-3.

Central Lee is now 9-4.

Prep Boys’ Basketball: Winfield Rolls to Another Win:

Winfield-Mount Union 56, Highland 29 

Cam Buffington recorded yet another double-double, finishing with 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Abram Edwards had 14 points and 12 boards as Winfield-Mount Union rolled to another easy win, 56-29 over Highland.

The Wolves are now 12-1.

A 15-3 third quarter run put things out of reach for the Huskies, who had no answers for both of the Wolves’ superstar sophomores.

Highland fell to 1-10.

Winfield will finish off the second leg of their back-to-back tonight when they take on Lone Tree.

Danville 43, WACO 38 

WACO led by three at halftime, but Danville’s second half rally was enough to propel the Bears to a 43-38 win over the Warriors last night.

Danville closed the game on an extended 18-10 run to earn the hard-fought victory.

Drake Johnson led Danville with 12 points while Caiden Gourley added 10.

Reece Oswald led all scorers with 15 for WACO.

The Warriors are now 10-3.

Danville upped their ledger to 10-1.

Other area finals:

  • No. 4 Washington 65, Keokuk 49
  • Davenport Assumption 56, Burlington 46

Boys’ Basketball: Latest AP Top 10 Rankings Release: 

The latest Associated Press Top 10 rankings have been released, announced yesterday.

Class 1A

  1. Grand View Christian
  2. Remsen St. Mary’s
  3. North Linn
  4. A-H-S-TW
  5. Lake Mills
  6. Gladbrook-Reinbeck
  7. Martensdale-St. Mary’s
  8. New London 
  9. Easton Valley
  10. Mason City Newman

Danville and WACO are both receiving votes in this week’s 1A poll.

Class 2A

  1. Central Lyon
  2. Van Meter
  3. Aplington-Parkersburg
  4. Monticello
  5. Western Christian
  6. Mid-Prairie
  7. Boyden-Hull
  8. Camanche
  9. South Central Calhoun
  10. Williamsburg

Class 3A 

  1. Fort Madison
  2. Harlan
  3. Humboldt
  4. Washington 
  5. Pella
  6. Dallas Center-Grimes
  7. Clear Creek-Amana
  8. Spencer
  9. Decorah
  10. Central DeWitt

Class 4A

  1. Ames
  2. Pleasant Valley
  3. Waukee Northwest
  4. Cedar Rapids Prairie
  5. Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln
  6. Cedar Rapids Kennedy
  7. Cedar Falls
  8. Ankeny
  9. Johnston
  10. Sioux City East

College Basketball: Second-Ranked Statesmen Cruise Past Iowa Wesleyan:

Second-ranked William Penn jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as the Statesmen rolled to a 111-69 win over the Tigers last night.

Former New London prep Alex Dentlinger led the Tigers with 13 points and four rebounds despite the loss.

Kolby Williams chipped in with 11.

Now 7-13, the Tigers will take on Haskell Indian Nations University on Friday, January 21st in their first game of the CAC Classic hosted at Ruble Arena.

The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

Women’s College Basketball: Clark Takes Homes Third Straight B1G POW Honor:

University of Iowa sophomore Caitlin Clark was named Big Ten Player of the week, the conference announced Monday.

This is her third-consecutive Big Ten Player of the Week honor and fourth this season.

The West Des Moines, Iowa, native averaged 27.5 points, 9.5 assists, nine rebounds and shot 92.9 percent from the free-throw line in the Hawkeyes’ wins over Purdue and Nebraska.

Clark and the Hawkeyes head to Minneapolis on Thursday to take on the Golden Gophers.

Tip is set for 7:00 p.m.