Sports, Saturday, January 8th

By: Nathan Bloechl — 

Prep Basketball: Mount Pleasant Stymied in Home Loss; Other Prep Finals;

Fort Madison 41, Mount Pleasant 26

Mount Pleasant was held to just 12 second half points as Fort Madison stayed unbeaten through eight games with a 41-26 road win at Panther Gymnasium last night.

Conference Player of the Year candidate Dayton Davis came alive in the second half for Fort Madison scoring eight of his team-best 12 points after the break.

He fueled a 14-6 fourth quarter run that put the game on ice.

Owen Vansickel canned four three pointers en route to a game-high 14 points.

The loss was Mount Pleasant’s fifth in a row.

They’re now 2-7.

They’ll start off a three-game road trip on Monday night at Albia.

New London 101, Holy Trinity 50

New London outscored Holy Trinity 49-17 in the second half as the Tigers rolled to a 101-50 victory over Holy Trinity last night.

New London, leading by 19 at halftime, opened the lead up to 43 at the end of the third quarter upon a 35-11 third frame run.

The win was New London’s third this week, they’re now 8-0.

Holy Trinity dropped to 2-7.

WACO 59, Notre Dame 21

Hunter Hughes poured in 18 points to help lead WACO to a 59-21 win over Notre Dame last night.

The Warriors held Notre Dame to just four points in the second half.

Matt Booten led the Nikes with six points.

WACO moved to 8-2 with the win.

Notre Dame dropped to 4-6.

Winfield-Mount Union 42, Hillcrest Academy 33

It wasn’t pretty at times for Klay Edwards’ Winfield-Mount Union Wolves, but a 19-5 third quarter proved to be the difference in a 42-33 win over Hillcrest Academy.

The Ravens, now 7-1, led by two at halftime before Cam Buffington and Abram Edwards helped guide the 19 point quarter.

Winfield improved to 8-1 on the year.

They’ll get an afternoon date with Holy Trinity tomorrow in Fort Madison.

Tip is set for 5:30 p.m.

Other area finals:

  • Mediapolis 53, Columbus 41
  • Wapello 49, Louisa-Muscatine 24
  • Washington 63, Fairfield 57
  • Danville 71, Van Buren County 60

Girls’ Basketball: Winfield Rolls in Easy Win; Other Prep Finals:

Winfield-Mount Union 60, Hillcrest Academy 15

An 18-2 first quarter run piloted an easy 60-15 win over Hillcrest for the Winfield-Mount Union Lady Wolves yesterday.

Bradie Buffington led all scorers with 14 points for Winfield.

The Lady Wolves led 39-4 at the end of one half.

Winfield is now 11-2 on the year.

Hillcrest fell to 1-10.

Holy Trinity 70, New London 23

Holy Trinity started hot and never looked back picking up a 70-23 win over New London last night.

The Crusaders are now 7-4.

New London slipped to 0-14.

Notre Dame 67, WACO 30 

Notre Dame stayed unbeaten through nine games with an easy 67-30 win over WACO Friday night.

Ellah Kissell had 11 points while Emma Wagler chipped in with seven for the Warriors.

WACO saw their ledger dip to .500, they’re now 5-5.

Other prep finals:

  • Mediapolis 67, Columbus 23
  • Louisa-Muscatine 58, Wapello 25
  • Keokuk 62, Burlington 18
  • Fort Madison 66, Mount Pleasant 55

Men’s College Basketball: Wesleyan Dumped in First Game of Crowley’s Ridge Classic:

Northern New Mexico used a 19-point second half run to earn an 89-56 win over the Tigers yesterday in the first day of the Crowley’s Ridge Classic.

Marvin Bateman had 14 points, four rebounds and two assists in the loss.

The Eagles held Wesleyan to just 32 percent from the field.

The Tigers will look to right the ship when they take on host Crowley Ridge College.

Tip is set for 3:00 p.m. this afternoon.

Men’s College Basketball: Drake Shuffles Schedule:

Illinois State University has determined it is unable to compete in Sunday’s (Jan. 9) men’s basketball home game against Evansville.

Evansville, meanwhile, will now host Drake on Saturday (Jan. 8) at 4 p.m. inside the Ford Center.

Drake’s Saturday (Jan. 8) home game with Indiana State was postponed earlier in the week.

Illinois State’s next scheduled game is at Drake on Wednesday, Jan. 12. The Conference will share information about the status of that contest as soon as possible.

Men’s College Basketball: Iowa State Back in Action: 

The No. 11 Iowa State men’s basketball team will be back in action and back on the KILJ airwaves today when they travel to Norman to battle Oklahoma.

The Sooners are 11-3 on the year and like Iowa State are 1-1 in Big 12 play.

Iowa State enters today at 13-1.

Their lone loss came last week to No. 1 Baylor.

This afternoon’s game will begin at 5:00 p.m.

You can listen FM 98.5 and AM 1130.

Pre-game festivities will get underway at 4:00 p.m.