Sports, January 19th

Boys’ Prep Basketball: New London Survives; Mount Pleasant Falls:

No. 9 (AP, 1A) New London 67, Cardinal 55

Kade Benjamin scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out four assists guiding New London to a 67-55 win over Cardinal last night.

Blaise Porter added 17 points and five dimes, while Kooper Schulte chipped in with 12 points and nine rebounds.

New London stayed unbeaten at 10-0.

Cardinal is now 8-5.

Oskaloosa 45, Mount Pleasant 43

Dewon Trent had 15 points to pace Mount Pleasant but it was not enough, as the Panthers were upended 45-43 by Oskaloosa last night in a nonconference scrap.

Mount Pleasant clawed within one at halftime on a buzzer-beating three ball by Aiden Ashton, but could not get over the hump in the second half.

Ashton finished with 11 points for the Panthers.

Owen Vansickel had eight.

The 4-8 Panthers will host No. 4 Washington Friday night.

You can listen to that matchup on FM 105.5 and

Winfield-Mount Union 74, Lone Tree 39 

A season-high 31 points from Cam Buffington led Winfield-Mount Union to an easy 74-39 win over Lone Tree last night.

Buffington, an Iowa football recruit, narrowly missed his career-high of 34 points.

He’s still just a sophomore.

He also hauled in 15 rebounds.

The Wolves are now 13-1.

Lone Tree slipped to 3-10.

Danville 68, Central Lee 33

Caiden Gourley went off for 27 points as Danville won  both legs of their back-to-back, dispatching Central Lee 68-33 yesterday.

Big man Sawyer Nelson finished with 14 for the Bears, who improved to 11-1.

They are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press Top 10 Class 1A poll.

Corbin Pohren paced Central Lee with 10 points.

Central Lee is now 0-13.

Other area finals:

  • Hillcrest Academy 51, Louisa-Muscatine 25
  • Pekin 45, Wapello 43
  • Holy Trinity 62, Van Buren County 52
  • Burlington 77, Muscatine 66
  • West Burlington 59, Notre Dame 53

Girls’ Prep Basketball: Mediapolis Stays Unbeaten, Winfield Rolls:

No. 11 Mediapolis 69, Highland 37 

Hallie Mohr punished Highland for 27 points and 17 rebounds as the Bullettes walloped the Huskies for a 69-37 win.

Jaydon Wirt chipped in with eight points.

Sarah Burton paced Highland with 12 points.

Mediapolis is now 14-0 on the year.

Highland fell to 6-9.

Winfield-Mount Union 65, Lone Tree 21

All Mitch Wachs does is win, it appears.

His Winfield-Mount Union Lady Wolves improved to 14-2 on the year, rolling to a 65-21 win over Lone Tree last night.

Bradie Buffington paced the Lady Wolves with 20 points. Keetyn Townsley had 13 while Keely Malone poured in 10.

Winfield-Mount Union will get a clash of the titans matchup on Friday night when they host No. 11 (2A) Mediapolis.

Lone Tree is now 5-10.

No. 7 (1A) Notre Dame 62, West Burlington 49

An extended 32-24 second half run guided the seventh-ranked Notre Dame to a 62-49 win over West Burlington.

Lauren Krieger led the Nikes with 13 points, while Gabby Deery finished with 12.

Quincy University recruit Megan Harrell had 11.

Kenna Marlow had 17 to led all scorers for West Burlington.

Notre Dame stayed perfect through 13 games.

West Burlington is now 10-4.

Other area finals:

  • Central lee 49, Danville 45
  • Van Buren County 39, Holy Trinity 36
  • Pekin 43, Wapello 23

Men’s College Basketball: Iowa State’s Kalscheur Named Newcomer of the Week:

Iowa State guard Gabe Kalscheur has been named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week after hitting six 3-pointers to lead the Cyclones to a 79-70 win over Texas on Saturday.

It is Kalscheur’s third honor of the season.

Kalscheur averaged 18.0 points and was 10-for-21 behind the arc last week as the Cyclones split a pair of games against nationally-ranked opponents.

The Minnesota Golden Gopher transfer finished with seven points and one rebound in 32 minutes in Iowa State’s 72-60 road loss to Texas Tech last night.

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa-Indiana Postponed:

The University of Iowa women’s basketball game against Indiana on Sunday, Jan. 23 inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols within the Indiana program.

Both programs will actively work with the Big Ten Conference to find a rescheduled date to play the game.

The Hawkeyes still plan to head to Minneapolis tomorrow to take on the Gophers inside Williams Arena.

Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m.