Amos posts 22 points in Mt. Pleasant win
EDDYVILLE — The Mt. Pleasant boys’ basketball team ran to a big first-half lead over the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rockets on Monday night, and the Panthers were able to hold on for a 77-62 nonconference win.
Dustin Amos led the way for Mt. Pleasant with a team-high 22 points on 10-for-12 shooting. He also pulled down 11 rebounds for the double-double.
The Panthers held the Rockets to just five points in the first quarter and climbed to a 41-16 lead by halftime.
The Rockets tried to make a comeback in the second half, outscoring the Panthers 26-22 in the third quarter and 20-14 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough.
Along with Amos, two other Panthers were in double figure scoring: Trey Magnani put up 18 points for Mt. Pleasant and Zach Mulford added 15.
All nine players who got in the game scored at least one point for the Panthers.
As a team, Mt. Pleasant shot 29-for-56 (51.7 percent) from the field and was 8-for-19 (42.1 percent) from 3-point range. The Panthers made 11 of their 18 free throws (61.1 percent).
Magnani grabbed five rebounds and Pat Canby had four. Seven different Panthers pulled down at least two boards, and Mt. Pleasant finished with 31 rebounds as a team.
Magnani dished out a team-high six assists in Monday’s game, while Brandon Sanchez and Amos had three steals each. As a team, the Panthers had 15 thefts.
Mt. Pleasant is now 6-7 on the season and remains 2-3 in the Southeast Conference.
The Mt. Pleasant JV boys’ basketball team also played Monday night and came away with a 78-30 victory at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont.
Tyler Batten paced the Panthers with 15 points in the win.
Nathan McConnell chipped in 12 points, while Beau Parkevich and Joe Hess each scored 11 points. Kincaid Mitchell and Spencer White had nine points apiece.
Next up for Mt. Pleasant is tonight’s home game against Muscatine. The JV game starts at 6 p.m., followed by varsity.
MT. PLEASANT (77)
Brandon Sanchez 2 0-0 6, Kolby Raymond 1 0-0 3, Trey Magnani 6 5-6 18, Beau Parkevich 2 0-0 5, Dustin Amos 10 2-6 22, Zach Mulford 5 2-2 15, Pat Canby 2 1-2 5, Nathan McConnell 0 1-2 1, Ben Canby 1 0-0 2.
3-point goals: Mulford (3), Sanchez (2), Raymond, Magnani, Parkevich.