Sports, January 20th

High School Basketball

New London will be on the road to play Holy Trinity Catholic and Danville will host Burlington Notre Dame tonight with both girls’ games going at 6 pm with the boys to follow..

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team will play conference foe Washington tomorrow at 7:30 pm at home. The boys’ team will be on the road to face off against Washington at 7:30 pm.

Winfield-Mt. Union will face off against Wapello tonight with the girls’ going at 6 pm and WACO will travel to play Columbus tonight.

Central Lee will host Van Buren County tonight with the girls’ going at 6 pm followed by the boys.

High School Wrestling

The boys’ team hosted Fairfield last night with the Trojans getting the best of the Panthers 53-18. Sawyer Fulton for Mt. Pleasant got the scoring going, but Fairfield rattled off two wins in a row, one by Cael McCabe, it was Charlie Bohenkamp to tie the match at 12. Fairfield would outscore Mt. Pleasant 41-6 for the rest of the duel with Gavin Kerr and Franklin Tousignant each picking up wins by decision. In extra matches, Mt. Pleasant would win three out of the five with Avalos Ramirez-Jefferson, Jared Dorothy, and Jaxsen Stuecker picking up wins by fall. Two members of the girls’ team wrestled last night with Ella McNamee picking up a win by decision and Alexis Wagner winning by fall. The boys’ team will be competing tomorrow at the Williamsburg Tournament.

High School Bowling

Mt. Pleasant will travel to play Louisa Muscatine Monday, January 23rd.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The women’s basketball team will look to get back in the win column tonight against Haskell Indian Nations at home at 5:30 pm. Head Coach Steve Williamson was on Tiger Nation yesterday and discussed that he expects to see a tenacious defense from the Tigers.

The 25th ranked men’s team will play Haskell Indian Nations at the conclusion of the women’s game tonight. KILJ will be on the call for both games with the pregame show at 5:15 pm.

The men’s wrestling team hosted Cornell College last night for their first home match of the season and fell to the Rams 44-3. Brendan Ferenchik was the lone Tiger to score last night in a match that ended in an 8-7 decision. The next meet for the Tigers will be a dual against Waldorf University on January 25th.

The women’s wrestling team’s  next scheduled competition is January 27th at the 2023 Spire Classic.

The Tigers next indoor meet will be tomorrow, January 21st, at the Hilltop Invitational.

This Day in Sports History

1968 – Houston Cougars defeat the UCLA Bruins 71-69 to win basketball’s Game of the Century and end UCLA’s 47 game winning streak.

1989 – Pittsburgh center Mario Lemieux becomes just the 2nd player in NHL history to score 50 goals in less than 50 games; #50 in 44th game as the Penguins lose 7-3 to the Jets in Winnipeg.

2007 – Utah coach Jerry Sloan passes Larry Brown for 4th on the NBA’s all-time win list (1,010) after the Jazz beat the Chicago Bulls, 95-85 at the United Center.