SPORTS FEBRUARY 26, 2015Written by John Kuhens on February 26, 2015
The #2 ranked and undefeated 23-0 Danville Bears tangle with the 16-7 Holy Trinity Catholic Crusaders in boys Class 1A District Championship basketball at Burlington Notre Dame high school tonight. These two team qualified for this game by winning semi final games at Waco Tuesday night. Danville beat Van Buren and HTC edged Winfield Mt. Union. This is the 3rd meeting between the two teams from the southern Division of the Super Conference, Danville has won both 71-45 and 77-23. The winner advances on to play the winner of the District Championship between Sigourney and Lynnville Sully in the Substate at Fairfield Saturday night. KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will broadcast tonight’s game beginning at 7 p.m.
In Class 3A District championship play #5 ranked Ft. Madison will play #10 Keokuk at Burlington High School at 7 p.m. tonight.
SEI SUPER CONFERENCE GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS 2014-15 SEASON
NORTH DIVISION SOUTH DIVISION
1st TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE 1st TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
Andrea Larson, Sr. Mediapolis Taylor Hickey, Sr. Notre Dame
Heidi Hillyard, Sr. Mediapolis Riley Kilbride, Jr. Notre Dame
Darby Massner, Sr. Mediapolis Kori Mescher, Sr. Notre Dame
Gywnne Wright, Jr. Pekin Haley Edwards, Sr. Central Lee
Beth Atwood, Jr. Pekin Kelsey Bryant, Sr. Central Lee
Kelsey Pretz, Sr. Columbus Brittany Mathison, Sr. Central Lee
Aaliyah Brown, Sr. WACO Morgan Christner, Jr. New London
Chelsey Lampe, Sr. Highland Delaney Ridgway, Jr. Cardinal
Mackenzie Rogers, Fr. Mediapolis Nicole Wilkens, Sr. Holy Trinity Catholic
Karlie Wade, Sr. Winfield-MU Kaitlyn Johnson Sr. Van Buren
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Andrea Larson, Sr. Mediapolis Kaitlyn Johnson, Sr. Van Buren
COACH OF THE YEAR COACH OF THE YEAR
Todd Rogers – Mediapolis Tony Johnson – Holy Trinity Catholic
The Iowa men’s basketball team beat Illinois last night 68-60 in Carver Hawkeye Arena, Iowa State lost at home against Baylor 74-73, UNI men won over Evansville 68-57.
Mt. Pleasant Park and Rec Department announces their Little Dunkers basketball program for 1st & 2nd graders.
The youngsters in the program will learn how to dribble, pass, shoot! This is an instruction program for boys and girls in 1st & 2nd grade. Children will learn the basics of basketball through fun instructional drills. Youth sized basketballs and lowered baskets will be used. Program will be instructed by the MPCHS Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach, Paul Rundquist.
Registration Ends: February 27
Program Dates: March 9-12
Location: Cottrell Gym
Fee: $20 residents and $25 non-residents
Iowa Wesleyan College women will play Alfred State College of Wellsville, New York in the 1st round of the USCAA National Basketball Tournament at 1 pm on Wednesday March 4th. The school is located in extreme south central New York State, with 3500 students. Their record is 18-6 and they are appearing in a national tournament for the 1st time in their programs history. They are led by Haley Witchella a senior who is the all time leading scorer, she averages 21 points a game and 14 rebounds.
The Wesleyan men will play at 5 p.m. Wednesday March 4th against Berea College of Berea, Ky. located south of Lexington. This is their 1st appearance in the USCAA Tournament, they went to the NAIA National Tournament in 1999. The Mountaineers are 19-5 and had won five games in a row until they lost their last game in double overtime to Ohio Christian.