Written by John Kuhens on January 17, 2015

The Mt. Pleasant girls varsity basketball team picked up a big home win Friday night over conference leader Fairfield 58-48. The Panthers got the lead early 15-13 at the end of the first quarter and outscored the Trojans 16-6 in the 2nd period to lead at halftime 31-19. Natalie Ita had 14 points, Kelsi Phipps and Shelby Allender had 13. Mt. Pleasant will take a 8-2 overall record and 3-2 conference mark over to Mediapolis tonight to play the #1 ranked team in class 3A basketball, JV game at 4:30 and the varsity game at 6 p.m. that will be heard on KILJ-FM 105.5. Mediapolis last night beat Lone Tree 75-31 led by Andrea Larson with 20 points.

The Panthers JV Girls Basketball team was in action Friday night against Fairfield for round two of the conference match-ups. The Panthers won 47-29 after leading at halftime 23-13. The Panther offense was led by Ally Davis as she dropped in 17 points as well as grabbing 9 rebounds, Bailey Johnson scored 11 and Rylee Amos 8 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals.

OTHER AREA GIRL’S SCORES: #1 Notre Dame 86 West Burlington 30, #8 North Scott 76 Burlington 27, Danville 53 Holy Trinity 51, Central Lee 58 New London 51, Columbus Community 51 WMU 42, #13 Keokuk 51 Ft. Madison 43.


The Mt. Pleasant High School boys varsity basketball team beat Fairfield for the 2nd time this season winning on the road in the conference 53-45. M.P. led at the end of each quarter led by the scoring of Brady Sartorius with 18 points and Colin Mulford with 11. The 4-7 (2-3) Panthers will travel to Muscatine Tuesday.

Mt. Pleasant fell in the freshman game 52-42, Damion Lorenzo had 12 points and Jake Lowe scored 10. In the JV game Mt. Pleasant won 44-32, Brock Wilson led the way with 14 and Alex Carrasco scored 11.

OTHER AREA BOY’S SCORES: #2 Danville 77 Holy Trinity Catholic 23, Ft. Madison 68 Keokuk 57, Notre Dame 77 West Burlington 70, Cardinal 57 Van Buren 54 (OT), Harmony 57 Maharishi 41, Lone Tree 71 Mediapolis 54, North Scott 60 Burlington 24.


The #1 ranked Iowa wrestlers defeated #11 Illinois 25-12 in Iowa City Friday night.


The MPHS bowling team hosts Keokuk today. The IWC Tiger women and men play conference basketball at Principia today. The Iowa men host Ohio State KILJ-FM 105.5 will carry the game. Iowa State plays host to Kansas KILJ-AM 1130 will carry the game beginning at 7:30 p.m.