SPORTS JANUARY 4, 2015

Written by John Kuhens on January 4, 2015

Mt. Pleasant High School swept all four basketball games they played at West Burlington on Saturday.  Win 1 was a 60-11 JV girls win by the Panthers.  Brianna Shellman led the scoring with 15 points.  Win 2 was the JV boys 68-52 win over the Falcons.  Win 3 was the varsity Panther girls winning their 4th game in a row with an 82-38 roll over the Falcons.  Kelsi Phipps had 20 points, Shelby Allender added 14, Hannah Becker and Natalie Ita each had 11.  The 6-2 Panthers play at undefeated Solon Monday night in JV and varsity action, KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will have the play by play of the varsity game at 7:30 pm.  The 4th win on Saturday was the varsity Panther boys winning for the 2nd time this season picking up a 57-40 victory.  M.P. was led by Brady Sartorius with 19 points and Jordon Magnani hitting 14.  The Panther boys host Iowa City  High Monday night, KILJ-FM will have score updates during the girls broadcast.

The MPHS wrestling team went 1-4 at the Eddyville Blakesburg wrestling duals Saturday.  The lone win was a 54-27 win over Highland.  M.P. lost to S.E. Warren, Newton, Eddyville-Blakesburg and Iowa Valley.  Colten Mertens and Jackson Kelly were undefeated on the day.

Iowa Wesleyan College hosted Greenville College in SLICA Conference action Saturday.  The Tiger women won 73-48 led by Karla Vietinghoff’s 19 points, Breanna Hall and Lauren Grubb each scored 11.  The lady Tigers remain undefeated in the league at 4-0 and 7-4 overall.  They host MacMurray College Tuesday.  The IWC men fell in a heart breaker 72-70 to Greenville the conference leaders.  IWC was led by C. J. Singletary with 18 points, Mitch Drey had 13.  The Tiger men 4-5 (1-3) also host MacMurray Tuesday as part of a double header with the women.  KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry both games live.