The Mid-Prairie boys and girls basketball teams continue their home-stand tonight by hosting the Monticello Panthers in River Valley Conference action.
The No. 13 in class 3A Mid-Prairie girls are 8-5 on the year, 8-4 in the River Valley Conference. In their last game the Golden Hawks fell to No. 2 Iowa City Regina in Wellman 56-50 on Tuesday night. Ali Butters led the way for the Hawks in the game with 15 points. Mid-Prairie is led on the year by Ali Butters at 13 points per game, fifth best in the River Valley Conference. Emily Cayton leads the Golden Hawks and is seventh in the conference with 37. Alex Rath leads the Golden Hawks with 67 rebounds.
The Monticello girls are 9-4 overall and 8-4 in conference play. Monticello enters play ranked No. 9 in class 3A. Last time the Panthers were on the floor they topped Camanche on the road 57-38. On the season the Panthers are led by Taylor McDonald at 12 points per game, second best in the River Valley North. Shay Stephen leads Monticello with 29 assists and Sonya McCormick has grabbed 66 rebounds to lead the Panthers. These two teams met once a year ago with Mid-Prairie taking a 48-38 win.
The boys contest features a Mid-Prairie team in search of their first win on the season. The Golden Hawks enter play at 0-13 overall, 0-12 in the River Valley Conference. The Golden Hawks fell to Iowa City Regina on Tuesday night in Wellman 72-36. On the year Mid-Prairie is led by Nolan Faselt, averaging 10 points per game. Faselt also paces the Golden Hawks with 35 assists. On the boards the Hawks are led by Caleb Statler with 61.
Monticello enters tonight’s game with an overall record of 8-5, the Panthers are 6-5 in the River Valley North. In their last game Monticello fell to the Camanche Indians 55-54. The Panthers were led by Matt Manternach with 14 points. On the season Derek Manternach at 17 points per game, second best in the RVC North. Manternach’s 81 rebounds are best on Monticello and sixth best in the conference. Tyler McDonald is best on the Panthers and second in the conference with 68 assists. These two teams met once a year ago with the Panthers taking a 66-33 win.
You can hear all of the action tonight between the Golden Hawks and the Panthers live from Tim Grady Gymnasium in Wellman on AM 1380, FM 102.5 and KCIIradio.com. The Washington HyVee pregame show will be on air at 5:30 with tip of the girls game at six and the boys game to follow.