Sports, Tuesday, January 11th

Prep Girls’ Basketball: Mount Pleasant Rolls to Easy Win; Other Prep Finals:

Mount Pleasant used a 25-7 run over two quarters to roll to an easy 43-28 over Holy Trinity last night.

The Panthers goose-egged the Crusaders in the second quarter to open up a 12-point halftime lead.

Andrea Lopreato posted a monster line, finishing with 19 points, 16 rebounds and five assists to lead Mount Pleasant.

Kenna Lamm chipped in with 12 points and four boards, while Elsie Lange had six points and eight rebounds.

Monday also marked the return of star guard Tristian Shull.

Shull was limited in her return, but finished with two points and two rebounds.

The Panthers, now 5-7, have won four of their last five.

They’ll get a test with Fairfield Friday night in a game you can hear on FM 105.5 and

Holy Trinity was led by Mary Kate Bendlage’s nine points and six rebounds.

The Crusaders are now 7-5.

No. 7 (1A) Notre Dame 56, Washington 30 

Lauren Krieger finished with 15 points while Megan Harrell and Gabby Deery chipped in with 10 as the seventh-ranked Nikes rolled to a 56-30 win over Washington last night.

Notre Dame jumped out to a 22-0 lead after one quarter, putting a stranglehold on the tilt.

Kaylie Long had 12 to lead Washingt0n.

The Nikes stayed unbeaten, they’re now 11-0.

Washington fell to 1-9.

No. 11 (2A) Mediapolis 63, Danville 53

Liz Lane scored a game-high 23 points to propel No. 11 (2A) Mediapolis to a 63-53 win over Danville yesterday.

Hallie Mohr added 17 points while Jaydon Wirt chipped in with six.

Danville, now 5-6, was led by Ava Smith’s 18 points.

Gracie Walker finished with nine.

Mediapolis remained unblemished, they’re 11-0.

Danville dropped to 5-6.

Boys’ Prep Basketball: Trent’s 23 Lifts Mount Pleasant; Other Prep Finals:

Dewon Trent scored a game-high 23 points as Mount Pleasant snapped a five-game losing skid in a 53-45 triumph over Albia last night.

The Panther “Big Three” showed out, with Owen Vansickel adding 14 points while Payton Hagans chipped in with nine.

It was Mount Pleasant’s first win since before the holiday break.

They’ve also played the third toughest schedule to do date in the state, per Varsity Bound.

Now 3-7, the Panthers will head back to Southeast Conference play on Friday, when they take on Max Weaton and the Fairfield Trojans.

No. 3 (4A) Washington 61, Notre Dame 44

Fresh off a win over No. 3 Ballard over the weekend, Washington stayed hot with a 61-44 win over Notre Dame last night in a Super Conference – Southeast Conference crossover.

Ethan Patterson pumped in a game-high 20 points, while Kasen Bailey added 18.

Liam Delaney had 18 to lead the Nikes.

Washington moved to 10-1 — their lone loss coming to Fort Madison.

Notre Dame is 4-7, they’ll get Trey Magnani and the Van Buren County Warriors on Friday.

Prep Basketball: Quieter Tuesday Slate:

In a quieter Tuesday slate than usual, WACO and Winfield-Mount Union return to action.

Here’s a look at the full regional schedule for tonight:

  • Danville at West Burlington
  • Holy Trinity at WACO
  • Central Lee at Van Buren County
  • Winfield-Mount Union at Pekin
  • Highland at Louisa-Muscatine
  • Mediapolis at Hillcrest Academy
  • Wapello at Columbus
  • Notre Dame at Cardinal

All Super Conference matchups will be girl-boy doubleheaders, with the girls’ getting underway at 6:00 p.m. and the boys’ at 7:30 p.m.

Girls’ Golf: Mount Pleasant Names Dingman New Head Coach:

The Mount Pleasant Community School Board formally approved the hiring of Jordyn Dingman as the next head coach of the girls’ golf program.

Dingman takes the program over following the retirement of long-time coach Kirby Booton.

Dingman will inherit a team that competed fiercely in Southeast Conference action last year and sent Ellie Liechty to the State Golf Tournament.

Women’s College Basketball: Clark Tabbed B1G Player of the Week:

University of Iowa sophomore Caitlin Clark has been named the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

Clark has tallied 26-career Big Ten weekly honors in her two-year career in Iowa City.

In two games last week, Clark, a Des Moines, Iowa, native averaged 30.5 points, 8.5 assists, and 5.5 rebounds.

Clark and the Hawkeyes return to action Thursday, January 13th in West Lafayette, Indiana, as they take on the Purdue Boilermakers.

Tip is set for 6:00 p.m.

Men’s College Basketball: Iowa State Readies for Road Test at KU:

The Iowa State basketball team returns to the court tonight when the Clones travel to Lawrence to hook up with No. 9 Kansas in a huge Big 12 showdown.

Iowa State is 13-2 on the year, but 1-2 in Big 12 play after a road loss Saturday to Oklahoma.

Kansas enters 12-2, they’re 1-1 in conference action.

Tonight’s game will tip at 7:00 p.m.

You can listen on FM 98.5/AM 1130 with pre-game set for 6:00 p.m.