Chiefs Sweep Panthers

The Keokuk Chiefs basketball teams each picked up big wins on Friday night over the Mount Pleasant Panthers.

In girls basketball action, Keokuk picked up their sixth straight win in conference play, now 6-0 against the SEC on the year, with a 60-33 win in Wright Fieldhouse.

It was a rough start for the Chiefs, but not on scoreboard. Leading scorer senior MacKenzie Northup left the game early and had to have a tooth put back into place and did not return.

Junior Cassidy Koeber and senior Abby Arrowood helped out quite a bit in the scoring department with Northup on the bench as Arrowood played most of the minutes that Northup normally does and scored 10 points, including a pair of three pointers and also blocked a shot.

Koeber poured in a career-high 19 points and also grabbed a team leading eight rebounds. Both Koeber and Arrowood finished with three steals each as well.

Freshman Abby Wolter also scored in double figures with 12 points.

The boys team had a huge win, 54-51, over the Panthers in Mount Pleasant.

This is the second conference win for the Chiefs and first win against Mount Pleasant since Jan. 2015.

Junior Tyjai Mueller finished as the leading scorer for Keokuk, for the fourth time in the last six games, with 16 points.

It was also a strong near double-double game for starting center Alex Wolter, as the big man went for 14 points, nine rebounds and five blocks versus the Panthers.

Both teams will be back in action on Tuesday night with a doubleheader back at home against the visiting West Hancock Titans.

Emma Knipe will lead the Lady Titans into the matchup to start the doubleheader at 6 PM and Drake Hammel will bring the top ten ranked Titans to Wright Fieldhouse at 7:30.

The boys teams just matched up this past Wednesday with West Hancock picking up the win, 51-47, to win the West Hancock Boys Basketball Invitational.