SPORTS IN BRIEF: MSAE, Elks Hoop Shoot, Pacesetter Basketball
MSAE loses to New London
The Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment boys’ basketball team could not handle New London, losing 83-47 on the road.
The Pioneers were down 15-4 after the first quarter, but used a solid second quarter to whittle the Tigers’ halftime lead down to five.
MSAE center Surya Sawhney fouled out half way through the third quarter, leaving the Pioneers vulnerable on defense. Sawhney finished with six points, six rebounds and two steals.
Suraj Pullapantula scored 15 points to lead MSAE. Avery Mullenneaux scored 14 points and had three steals. Rashan Anderson chipped in eight points.
The Pioneers (0-6) play Friday at Van Buren.
Elks Hoop Shoot rescheduled
The Fairfield Elks 1192 Hoop Shoot has been rescheduled for 1 p.m., Sunday Jan. 12 at Fairfield High School.
Registration is at 1 p.m. Boys and girls ages 8-13 are eligible to compete. Participants will be put into different divisions depending on their age.
The local winners will advance to the district Hoop Shoot in Keokuk. Questions can be directed to Kevin Curran, who can be reached at 919-8177.
Dates set for Pacesetter Youth Basketball games
The Fifth Annual Pacesetter Iowa Youth Basketball State Championships for youth teams in grades 5-9 have been set for March 22-23 in Cedar Falls and Ankeny.
Fifth grade boys, along with sixth and eighth grade girls will play Saturday, March 22, at the Rec Center at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Sixth grade boys, along with fifth and seventh grade girls will play at UNI on Sunday, March 23.
The seventh and ninth grade boys will play at Kingdom Hoops Basketball Complex in Ankeny on Saturday, March 22, and the eighth grade boys and ninth grade girls will play at Kingdom Hoops on Sunday, March 23.
All community and school youth teams in grades 5-9 are eligible to enter this playoff system. Teams are guaranteed to play 3-4 games. All players must attend the same school or live in the same school district. Each state tournament is limited to the first 16 teams to enter.
The top two teams in each age and gender group will be invited to play in the Pacesetter Great Four-State Championships at the Target Center in Minneapolis against the top two teams from Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota for the overall four-state championship. Iowa teams won four of the 10 2013 Great Four-State titles last summer.
Information and registration materials are being sent to all head coaches, athletic directors, and teams that played last year. Information is also available online at www.pacesetternet.com.
Pipe bursts at Waterloo sports museum
WATERLOO (AP) — An official says no pieces of wrestling history or other memorabilia have been damaged by water that rushed out of a burst pipe at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo.
Museum director Kyle Klingman says he suddenly heard rushing water while he was working in his office around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. He soon discovered a deluge coming from what had been a frozen water pipe in a wall.
Klingman says he called the Waterloo Fire Department and then joined other staffers in putting memorabilia out of the water’s reach. An estimated 7,500 gallons of water covered the floor in about half of the museum.