Sports, January 28th

Girls’ Prep Basketball: Winfield Wins; Danville Holds On, Other Prep Finals:

Winfield-Mount Union 62, Wapello 25

Bradie Buffington had 13 points while Melina Oepping added 12 as Winfield-Mount Union rolled to a 62-25 win over Wapello last night.

Keely Malone chipped in with 11 while Keetyn Townsley poured in nine.

Wapello was led by Quinn Veach and her eight points.

Danville 54, New London 41 

Danville survived a night in which they shot 3-of-33 from three, holding on to defeat New London 54-41.

The Tigers, now 0-17, had the deficit within three in the fourth quarter but a late flurry propelled the Bears to the win.

Mackenzie Morris had 14 points to lead Danville, while Jaeda Molle had 13.

Natalie Burden led New London with 12 points and nine rebounds.

Sophie Malott had nine points and two rebounds for the Tigers, as well.

No. 12 (4A) Keokuk 85, Mount Pleasant 79 

Mount Pleasant forced overtime against the 12th ranked Keokuk Chiefs, but could not get over the hump in an 85-79 Chief win.

The win clinched the SEC Championship for the Chiefs, outright.

Mount Pleasant was led by Andrea Lopreato, who had a game-high 31 points.

Abby Wolter had 30 to pace Keokuk.

The Panthers are now 8-9.

Keokuk improved to 13-3.

Other area finals:

  • Central Lee 52, Holy Trinity 50
  • West Burlington 48, WACO 30
  • Highland 64, Highland 35

Boys’ Prep Basketball: New London Throttles No. 10 Danville, Mount Pleasant Nets Road Win

New London 63, No. 10 Danville 54

The game of the night lived up to the hype as New London notched win No. 13, defeating Danville 63-54.

The 10th-ranked Bears trailed wire-to-wire as Blaise Porter erupted for 20 second half points, en route to a game high 23.

Devin Swanson added 14 points while Kooper Schulte chipped in with 10.

Caiden Gourley led Danville with 19 points, Drake Johnson had 13 while Sawyer Nelson finished with 10.

Danville is now 14-2.

New London improved to 13-1.

WACO 71, West Burlington 33

WACO just keeps on winning, as the Warriors picked up a 71-33 victory over West Burlington.

The Warriors started out hot and never let off the gas for the easy conference win.

The win moved WACO to 13-3.

West Burlington fell to 8-7.

Mount Pleasant 43, Keokuk 27 

Mount Pleasant swept the season series with Keokuk, in a 43-27 road win last night.

Owen Vansickel had nine for the Panthers in a balanced scoring night.

The Panthers were suffocating on the defensive end, limiting the Chiefs to just nine first half points, including just two points in the second quarter.

The win moved Mount Pleasant to 6-9.

Keokuk dropped to 3-8.

Other area finals:

  • Holy Trinity 54, Central Lee 38
  • No. 2 Washington 59, Burlington 49
  • Hillcrest Academy 50, Pekin 39
  • Cardinal 87, Van Buren 60

Boys’ Prep Basketball: 3A Substates Released

The IHSAA has released Class 3A substates, with regional teams competing in Class 3A.

Note these are just the pods, with dates, times and matchups still to be determined.

In Substate #4, No. 2 Washington — a Southeast Conference foe of Mount Pleasant — is the lead dog.

Joining them will be Benton Community, Center Point-Urbana, Central DeWitt, Grinnell, Solon, South Tama and Xavier.

Mount Pleasant will be competing in Substate #5.

Also in 3A-5 are:

  • Clear Creek-Amana
  • Fairfield
  • No. 1 Fort Madison
  • Keokuk
  • No. 10 Marion
  • Mount Vernon
  • Oskaloosa

KILJ will be your home for tournament trail basketball, all throughout the month of February.

Men’s College Basketball: Wesleyan Hits Century Mark in Easy Win:

Iowa Wesleyan started the game on a 17-4, rolling to a 100-71 win over Bacone College last night in the CAC Clash.

Dylan Hurley led the Tigers with 15 points while Victor Munoz finished with 13 points and five rebounds.

Wesleyan shot 65% from the field, displaying their best offensive performance of the season.

The Tigers will take on Northern New Mexico College on Day Two of the CAC Clash in Lincoln, Illinois, today,

The game is set to start at 12:00 p.m.

Women’s College Basketball: Williamson’s Tigers Steamroll Bacone:

A 27-4 first quarter vaulted Iowa Wesleyan to an easy 85-43 win over Bacone.

The win moved the Tigers to 13-4, winners of two straight.

Kyla Moore led the team in points with 25. Moore was 4-5 from three-point range and also recorded five rebounds.

Brittany West chipped in with 23 points. She also had seven rebounds and six assists.

The Tigers will be back in action today, in their second game of the CAC Clash against Northern New Mexico College.

The game is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.