Sports, Wednesday, January 12th

Boys’ Basketball: WACO, W-MU Earn Tuesday Wins:

WACO 67, Holy Trinity 40 

Reece Oswald led WACO with 17 points while Simeon Reichenbach and Hunter Hughes each had 11 as WACO earned a 67-40 win over Holy Trinity.

Colton Liechty added 10 points for the Warriors.

The win moved the Warriors to 10-2 and 6-2 in Super Conference play.

They’ll get a showdown with No. 8 (1A) New London on Friday night in New London.

Holy Trinity dipped to 2-10 — they’ll be at Cardinal Friday.

Winfield-Mount Union 59, Pekin 35 

Winfield-Mount Union outscored Pekin 31-14 in the second half to roll to a 59-35 win over the Panthers, in a Super Conference tilt last night.

Winfield led by just one at the end of the first quarter but opened the lead to seven at halftime.

The Wolves are now 11-1.

Pekin fell to 3-8.

Cardinal 70, Notre Dame 62

Griffin Greiner scored 18 points while Dawson Lewis added 17 as Cardinal picked up an eight-point, 70-62 win over Notre Dame last night.

Liam Delaney poured in a game-high 23 while Jackson Brent chipped in with nine.

Notre Dame is now 4-8.

Cardinal upped their ledger to 8-4.

Other regional finals:

  • Wapello 53, Columbus 36
  • Louisa-Muscatine 31, Highland 25
  • Mediapolis 39, Hillcrest 29
  • Van Buren County 54, Central Lee 21
  • Danville 47, West Burlington 46 (OT)

Girls’ Basketball: Notre Dame, W-MU All Roll:

No. 7 (1A) Notre Dame 56, Cardinal 24 

Notre Dame raced to a 23-5 lead after one quarter as the seventh-ranked Nikes rolled to a 56-24.

Megan Harrell, a Quincy University recruit, led all scorers with 15 points while Reagan Engberg added 13.

The Nikes are now 12-0 and 8-0 in conference play and are the clear frontrunners for the conference title

Cardinal is now 3-10.

Winfield-Mount Union 50, Pekin 30 

Winfield-Mount Union saw three reach double figures as the Lady Wolves improved to 13-2 with a 50-30 triumph over Pekin.

Jobey Malone led Winfield with 14 points while Bradie Buffington chipped in with 13.

Kerrigan Pope led Pekin with 11.

Winfield-Mount Union will get Highland on Friday night, while Pekin hosts No. 11 Mediapolis.

The Lady Wolves are now 13-2.

Holy Trinity 58, WACO 31 

Mary Kent Bendlage had 18 points as Holy Trinity bounced back from a Monday night loss to Mount Pleasant with a 58-31 “w” over WACO.

Teagan Snaadt had 13 for Holy Trinity as well, while Natalie Randolph chipped in with 10.

Emma Wagler had 10 to lead WACO.

Holy Trinity is now 8-5.

WACO fell to 6-7.

Other regional finals:

  • Wapello 40, Columbus 20
  • No. 11 Mediapolis 69, Hillcrest 29
  • Louisa-Muscatine 43, Highland 24
  • West Burlington 63, Danville 48
  • Central Lee 46, Van Buren County 31

Men’s College Wrestling: Wesleyan Hosts Waldorf:

The Iowa Wesleyan wrestling team will be back in action tonight when the Tigers host Waldorf in a dual.

Wesleyan is coming off a nice showing at the Central Under Armour Invitational in Pella over the weekend.

This is just their third dual, with a win over Fontbonne and a 24-19 loss to American Rivers Conference foe Simpson.

Tonight’s dual will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Ruble Arena.

Women’s College Basketball: Cyclones’ Ryan Named Big 12 POW:

Iowa State guard Emily Ryan has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week, the league announced yesterday.

For the week, Ryan averaged 19.0 points per game and 5.5 assists per game.

Her work has helped the Clones get out to a 4-0 start in Big 12 play for the first time since 2013-14.

Ryan stuffed the stat sheet with six points, five rebounds and seven assists in 38 minutes in Iowa State’s 73-70 win over Kansas State last night.

Iowa State is now 15-1.

They’ve won eight straight.