Sports, March 22nd

Women’s College Golf: Wesleyan Second at Spring Opener

The Iowa Wesleyan women’s golf team placed second at this weekend’s opener in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Aubrey Duncan, a DMACC transfer, led the way for the Tigers with a two-day 180 placing 7th overall. She finished strong with a day two 87.

Karli Kirchner also turned a top-10 finish, shooting a two day 189 — including a 92 on the second day.

Former Mount Pleasant High School standout Michal Wohlleber ended in 11th with a 190. The junior had an eight-stroke improvement on her day one 99 to surge into 11th.

The Tigers will compete against Waldorf University for the Purple Cup next on March 28th at the Sheaffer Golf Course in Fort Madison, Iowa.

The event is set to start at 1:00 p.m.

College Football: Hawkeyes Host Pro Day

Ten Iowa football players looked to improve their draft stock on Monday by taking part in the Iowa Pro Day.

Tyler Goodson, fresh off an All-Big Ten season, is looking to follow in the long line of footsteps of Iowa tailbacks who have had fruitful careers in the National Football League.

Goodson, a Georgia native, rushed for 1,151 yards in his junior season before sitting out in the Citrus Bowl loss to Kentucky.

Most NFL Draft outlets have Goodson slotted to be selected between the 4th and 6th rounds.

College Baseball: Iowa Rallies Past St. Thomas

A four-run seventh inning propelled the University of Iowa baseball team to a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over St. Thomas on Monday afternoon at Duane Banks Field.

The win was the Hawkeyes’ second straight, moving the team’s record to 10-8 overall.

Senior Ben Beutel (1-0) earned the win – his first as a Hawkeye – after tossing 1 1/3 perfect innings with two strikeouts.

Six Iowa pitchers took the mound, fanning 13, while issuing just one walk.

The Hawkeyes are scheduled to host Grand View on Wednesday at 4:05 p.m. (CT), weather permitting.

Iowa will then welcome Central Michigan to Iowa City this weekend to wrap up their seven game homestand.

Men’s College Basketball: Drake Stunned in CBI Quarters

The entire Drake University men’s basketball starting lineup scored in double figures, but the Bulldogs could not fend off a ferocious comeback by UNC-Wilmington in a 76-75 loss in the College Basketball Invitational quarterfinals on Monday afternoon at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Drake led by 17 at halftime and by 22 in the second half before the Seahawks stormed back.

Wilmington used a 13-0 run to cut the lead to eight at the 6:16 mark and then stayed hot trimming the deficit to just three with 1:07 left.

Shanquan Hemphill had a chance to win it, but his driving layup missed at the buzzer.

He finished with a team-best 15 points, while Tremell Murphy added 14.

Drake closed out its season with a 25-11 record—the fourth 25-plus-win season in school history.

UNC-Wilmington will play Northern Colorado in the semifinals of the CBI tonight.

Women’s College Basketball: Drake Triumphs for Win over UNI

A 22-13 fourth quarter propelled the Drake women to a 62-55 win over UNI in the women’s NIT.

UNI ends the 2021-2022 season with a 23-11 record after appearing in the MVC Tournament finals.

Junior Kam Finley led UNI in scoring with 11 points while Karli Rucker and Grace Boffeli had 10 points each. Boffeli also led the team in rebounds with 13 for her ninth double-double of the season.

Drake was led by Maddie Petersen and her 13 points.

The Bulldogs will take on South Dakota State in the next round of the women’s NIT on Thursday.

That game will be played in Brookings and tip at 7:00 p.m.