For the second straight season, a knee injury has prematurely ended the season for Iowa women’s basketball point guard Tania Davis.

Medical tests in Iowa City on Monday confirmed the junior tore the medial meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during the 25th-rated Hawkeyes’ win Sunday at Northern Iowa.

The knee is the opposite one Davis injured during the fourth quarter of a game at Michigan on Feb. 5.

Davis missed the final 11 games of her sophomore season after tearing the ACL in her right knee during the game against the Wolverines, returning earlier than anticipated to start in all 12 games Iowa has played this season.

She has averaged 9.7 points, a team-leading 5.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game while helping the Hawkeyes to an 11-1 start.

The Cedar Valley CourtKings have re-signed former University of Northern Iowa star Anthony James and 2017 MBL Rookie of the Year Raheem Tyner for the 2018 season.

James, returning for his third season with the CourtKings, has averaged 15.4 points, 3.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game in his first two seasons with the CourtKings, which both ended in Midwest Basketball League championships. He was a 2016 MBL all-star and was named MVP of the 2016 championship game.

Tyner, a 6-foot-7 Minneapolis native, averaged 19.8 points and 5.9 rebounds last season while shooting 60 percent overall and 45 percent from 3-point range.

Tyner has also signed to play overseas for the HAB Caicos Sonics in the Turks and Caicos Islands before returning to play for the CourtKings.


University of Northern Iowa senior receiver Daurice Fountain has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine All-Star football game Jan. 20 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Fountain earned first-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors following an outstanding season. He had 63 catches for 915 yards and 11 scores — all either among the Top 10 performances in Panther history or near the top 10.

Wartburg College seniors Derek Schipper and Riley Brockway were named All-Americans Friday.

Schipper, an offensive lineman from Ackley, made the first team. Brockway, a receiver from Postville, is a second-team selection.

Track and field

Hawkeye Community College has signed Paighton Malek and Emily Hovden to compete in women’s track and field next season.

Malek helped Pella High win the 2017 Class 3A spring medley relay and is a three-time state qualifier in the long jump with a top finish of second and a two-time state qualifier in the 100 meters.

Hovden, from Southland High in Adams, Minn., was part of two state-qualifying relay teams and was named all-conference in the 100 and 200 meters and the pole vault, as well as the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.


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