Sports, January 9th

High School Basketball

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will be back in action today, January 9th, against Albia at home. The girls team will be traveling to play Holy Trinity Catholic tonight with KILJ on the call with pregame at 5:45 pm.

The Winfield-Mt. Union boys team defeated Holy Trinity Catholic 71-55 over the weekend as Cam Buffington led the Wolves with a double-double scoring 38 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. The Wolves will face off against Mediapolis on the road tonight with the girls scheduled to play at 6 pm and the boys to follow. The girls’ game will feature two top 15 teams.

The New London Tigers will face off the Warriors at WACO tonight with the girls’ team scheduled to go at 6 pm.

The Danville boys’ team avenged the loss on Friday by defeating Hillcrest Academy 61-51 with Spencer Nelson scoring 28 points and Caiden Gourley putting up 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. The Bears will travel to play Holy Trinity Catholic tomorrow, January 10th, with the girls’ scheduled to play at 6 pm and the boys to follow.

The Central Lee boys’ team fell to Fort Madison 82-57 over the weekend. The Hawks will travel to play Mediapolis tomorrow with the girls’ scheduled to start at 6 pm.

High School Wrestling

Ramzy Davis and Bowen Davis competed at the Gary Curtis Invitational over the weekend. Ramzy notched 3 team points with a win over Calin Duggan of Muscatine. Bowen had an excellent day finishing in 2nd place losing by decision in the Championship match. Bowen is currently 17-7 on the season. The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team will compete against Washington Thursday, January 12th, on the road.

The girls team will be wrestling tomorrow at the Pella Tournament at 5:30 pm.

High School Bowling

The Mt. Pleasant boys team finished 15th out of 16 teams at the Rose Bowl. Alec Payne had the best two game total for the Panthers finishing with 370 pins. The girls’ team finished 9th out of 16 teams. Tori Hixson was a top 10 bowler at the meet in total pins finishing with a two game total of 407. Mt. Pleasant will host Fairfield next Thursday, January 19th.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The womens’ basketball team moved to 11-5 on the season after defeating Northern New Mexico College 61-53 after outsourcing the Eagles 25 to 7 in the fourth quarter. Kyla Moore led the team in points with 19 and steals with 7. Isabell West tallied a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. The Tigers will hit the road to play Baptist Bible College on January 13th at 5:30 pm.

The men’s basketball team keeps on winning, extending the streak to 15 games after crushing Northern New Mexico College 82-51. Four members of the Tigers finished in double digits with Allante Pickens leading the team with 19 points, Victor Munoz scored 14 points, and Joey Brown IV and Henry Shannon each put up 10 points. The Tigers will travel to play Baptist Bible College January 13th at 7 pm.

The women’s wrestling team competed at the NWCA Multi-Division National Duals Championship. On day one, The Tigers fell to #5 Providence 33-14, JoAnna Vanderwood, Adaugo Nwachukwu, and Grace Gray picked up victories. The Tigers also lost to #18 Baker with Zoi Smith, Vanderwood, Adaugo, Isabelle Hawley, and Sidney Manos picking up wins. Day two saw the Tigers split their matches falling to #15 Oklahoma City Stars 28-21 and got the best of Ottawa University 30-14. Adaugo, Smith, and Vanderwood all went 2-0 on the day with Sydney Manos and Destiny Carranza each picking up wins by forfeit. Faith Cole and Isabelle Hawley each won by fall against Ottawa. Both wrestling teams will wrestle at Central Methodist University tomorrow.

The Tiger’s next indoor meet will be the Dutch Athletics Classic on January 14th.

This Day in Sports History

1958 – In college basketball, Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall as a team scores 54.

1972 – Led by future Lakers star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks beat LA Lakers, 120-104, ending LA’s consecutive win streak at 33, the longest winning streak in major league sports history.

1985 – Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out.