Sports, March 9

Boys’ Prep Basketball: Akey, Burlington Look to Continue Epic Run

After wins over Iowa City West and previously undefeated and top-ranked Pleasant Valley, Caleb Akey’s Burlington Greyhounds will look to continue their postseason frenzy this afternoon, when they battle Ames in a Class 4A Quarterfinal.

Akey, who is in his second season in Burlington after a long, fruitful run with Mount Pleasant, will have his hands full with the Little Cyclones.

Ames is led by terrific all-everything guard Tamin Lipsey, an Iowa State recruit, who is scoring 16 points per game for a balanced Little Cyclones group.

Burlington will rely on their terrific frontcourt tandem of Amarion Davis and Merquiche Lewis.

Davis has excelled in a slashing role in his senior season, scoring a team-high 14.2 points per game, with Lewis adding 13.2 per game.

The key will be the three-ball.

When Burlington is making their triples, they’re hard to beat. As a team they shoot over 31% from long distance compared to just 28% for Ames.

This will be the first meeting between the two schools in the Varsity Bound era.

Today’s game will tip at 12:15 p.m. from Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

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Nathan Bloechl and Kent Bennett will have the call.

Boys’ Prep Basketball: IHSAA State Basketball (Day 2)

The second day of the Iowa High School state basketball tournament continued on yesterday at Wells Fargo Arena.

Here’s a full look at the scoreboard.

2A Quarters

Monticello 46, Mid-Prairie 43

Rock Valley 75, Jesup 61

3A Quarters 

Dallas Center-Grimes 65, Carroll 45

Winterset 81, Marion 77 F/OT

Central DeWitt 67, Decorah 59

Davenport Assumption 69, Humboldt 65 F/OT

College Baseball: Iowa Wesleyan Splits with Central Baptist

The Iowa Wesleyan baseball team split a pair of games yesterday with Central Baptist College, playing in Little Rock.

The Tigers took game one 6-3, while falling in game two 5-4.

Former Mediapolis prep standout Cauy Massner earned the win for Wesleyan in game one, working four innings, scattering six hits and three runs.

Mount Pleasant alum Corbin Broeker had a hit and two RBI for the Tigers, as well.

The split moved Wesleyan to 5-14 on the year.

The Tigers will take on Williams Baptist University on Thursday in a doubleheader in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.

Game one will begin at noon, with game two to follow.

Men’s College Basketball: Iowa’s Murray, Bohannon Earn All B1G Honors

University of Iowa sophomore forward Keegan Murray, sixth year senior Jordan Bohannon, and redshirt sophomore Patrick McCaffery have earned postseason recognition by the league head coaches and selected media panel, the Big Ten Conference announced on Tuesday.

Murray was a unanimous first team selection, while Bohannon picked up honorable mention honors.

McCaffery was named Iowa’s recipient of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Sportsmanship Award.

Murray is the only player nationally to average 23+ points, 8+ rebounds, and 2+ blocks this season and one of three players from a major conference with those averages over the last decade.

Bohannon has earned postseason conference recognition for a fifth time, earning third team accolades as a junior, honorable mention honors three times, and voted to the All-Freshman Team in 2017.

No. 24 Iowa (22-9, 12-8) will open Big Ten Tournament play on Thursday in the second round versus Northwestern or Nebraska.

Tipoff is scheduled for approximately 1 p.m. (CT) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.