Sports January 10th, 2019Written by Koehler Wendt on January 10, 2019
Iowa Wesleyan basketball played a conference double header at Greenville last night. In the women’s game the Tigers lost 72-30. Offense just wasn’t clicking for Iowa Wesleyan as they only scored double digits in 1 quarter. Darby Massner led the team with 9 points and 8 rebounds, Harriet Fowler had 3 assists in the game. Tigers shot 19% from the floor, 18% on three pointers, and 66% on free throws. The women’s team falls to 3-9 overall and 2-4 in conference games.
In the men’s game the Tigers were in for a fast game as Greenville runs the 5 second offense. Panthers defeated Iowa Wesleyan 150-109. Jarryd Fernandes led the team with 35 points and 18 rebounds, Camron Mack scored 20 points, and Austin Rebel had 11 points with 10 rebounds. As a team the Tigers shot 56% from the floor, interesting stat that they didn’t attempt a single three pointer in the game, and shot 47% from the free throw line. The Tigers fall to 4-10 overall and 2-5 in conference games. Both Tiger teams will be looking to bounce back on Saturday for another road trip, this time down to St Louis to play Fontbonne.
Sports scheduled for Mt Pleasant:
Thursday: Bowling has varsity duals against Keokuk at the Iris Bowling Center at 1pm
Varsity and JV girls basketball hosting Danville in Panther Gym, JV game at 6 and varsity at 7:30pm
JV and varsity wrestling will be on the road at Washington starting at 6:30pm
Friday: Basketball double header with Fairfield in Panther Gym, JV girls will play at 4:45 in Panther Gym while JV boys play at Mt Pleasant Middle School. Then the freshman boys team will play at 6 and followed by the girls team, both games at the middle school. Varsity girls game will start at 6:15pm and the boys game will follow at 7:45pm.
Saturday: Varsity wrestling will be competing in a tournament in Centerville starting at 9:30am. Other schools wrestling include Bondurant-Farrar, Centerville, Chariton, Columbus Junction, Creston, Fairfield, Interstate 35, Kirksville, Knoxville, Ottumwa, PCM, St Joseph Lafayette, Van Buren, and Winterset.
Varsity boys basketball will be playing in the Wells Fargo Shootout in the US Cellular Center against Camanche at 1:15pm.
Coming up on Friday night we will be broadcasting the Southeast Iowa Superconference matchup in Danville where the Bears will host rival New London in a double header. Girls game will be at 6pm and the boys game will be at 7:30. Both games will be on 105.5fm and kilj.com.
The Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWCOA) is pleased to announce its first interscholastic Iowa High School Girls Wrestling Championships January 19, 2019 at Waverly-Shell Rock High School. The 2019 championship event conducted by the IWCOA marks the end of the second season in which IHSAA member schools offered females the opportunity to compete in girls’ divisions. All eligible girls competing on wrestling teams sponsored by the Iowa High School Athletic Association member schools and included on their rosters are eligible to participate. This event counts as one of the wrestler’s 17 competition dates allowed during the season by IHSAA rules.
The event will feature ten weight classes and the top six place winners will be recognized in each weight class. The top three teams will also be recognized, as team scores will be kept for the girls’ division, with a maximum of ten participants able to score points for their school team.
Nationally, girls wrestling participation has nearly doubled since 2014 with more than 16,000 athletes competing during the 2017-18 season, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). IHSAA member high schools had 93 girls participating in wrestling last season when Ogden and Independence High Schools made history by offering the first in-season girls’ divisions. With new competition opportunities and teams recruiting and creating opportunities for their school’s female wrestlers, participation in Iowa has increased to 157 girls.