MP boys blast Muscatine
MUSCATINE — Ryan Hanna posted 21 points to lead the Mt. Pleasant boys’ basketball team to a 71-44 nonconference victory against Muscatine on Tuesday night.
Faith Pope joined Hanna in double figures with 13 points as the Panthers ran away with a win.
The Muskies never scored more than 15 points in a quarter and the Panthers never scored less than 15 as they got back into an offensive rhythm.
The Mt. Pleasant boys have struggled to get the ball in the basket in their last couple of games, falling to Centerville last week Tuesday, 53-51, and again putting up only 51 points in a win over Fairfield on Friday.
Against Muscatine, the Panthers were five-for-11 from 3-point range and 22-for-30 on 2-point field goals for a 65.9 shooting percentage on the night. They were 12-for-16 from the free throw line.
Pope pulled down nine rebounds and Cameron Frank grabbed six. Frank also dished a team-high five assists and had five steals.
The Panthers (9-3 overall, 5-0 SEC) will host Keokuk on Friday. The freshmen play at 4:45 p.m., followed by JV and varsity.
MT. PLEASANT (71)
Cameron Frank 4 1-2 9, Ryan Hanna 9 3-4 21, Logan Mulford 3 2-2 9, Brant Shelman 4 0-0 9, Faith Pope 4 4-6 13, Trey Magnani 1 2-2 4, Zach Mulford 2 0-0 6
3-point goals: Zach Mulford 2, Logan Mulford, Shelman, Pope