Written by John Kuhens on December 22, 2015

Mt. Pleasant went to Centerville last night and brought home 3 basketball victories.  In the varsity game the Panthers won 63-44, a great defensive effort throughout the game stymied the Big Red and held them to just 30 field goal attempts.  M.P. led 23-8 after one quarter, 38-20 at halftime and 52-32 going into the 4th quarter.  Brady Sartorius l;ed the Panther scoring with 17 points, Jordon Magnani added 16 and Colin Mulford 14.  At the Christmas break MPHS is 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the Southeast Conference.  They host West Burlington January 2nd to open the 2016 portion of the season.  In the JV game Mt. Pleasant scored a 54-49 win and the freshman boys won 40-29 with Rhett Zeglen and Sam Beatty each getting 11 points.

Danville 82, Winfield-Mt. Union 68
Fairfield 57, Williamsburg 44
Highland, Riverside 61, Notre Dame, Burlington 57
Ottumwa 57, Des Moines, East 54

C.R. Kennedy 68 Solon 44


This week’s Associated Press Iowa Boys High School basketball poll.  Iowa City West #1 in Class 4A.  Pella leads 3A, Western Christian Hull tops the 2A field.  Gladbrook-Reinbeck is #1 in Class 1A, the 6-0 Danville Bears are #3.



Danville 43 Winfield Mt. Union 32
Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 77, Fairfield 34
Des Moines, East 59, Ottumwa 45
Highland, Riverside 66, Keota 18
Pella 76, Centerville 38


Mt. Pleasant girls varsity basketball team who has not won a game yet this season, is hoping Christmas comes a little early for them and they get a gift of a victory tonight when they travel to Davis County to play the Mustangs who are 1-5.  Kalynn Batey leads Mt. Pleasant in scoring at 9 points per game, Sarah Moffett and D’Jannay Patterson average 8 points a game.  Davis County owns a win over Twin Cedars but has lost their other 5 games.  KILJ-FM 105.5 and will broadcast the varsity game live at 7:30 p.m.  The freshman teams of the two schools play at 4:45 and the JV game will follow.



GIRLS AND BOYS DOUBLE HEADERS:  Central Lee at West Burlington, Notre Dame at Cardinal of Eldon, Columbus Community at Highland, L&M at Lone Tree, Mediapolis at Wapello, Van Buren at Holy Trinity Catholic, Waco at Pekin.



Ross Pierschbacher a redshirt freshman offensive lineman for Alabama is the nephew of Earl and Dorothy Reynolds of Mt. Pleasant.  He prepped at Cedar Falls High School, was recruited by Iowa, but chose the Crimson Tide.