BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Lady Hounds put two in double figures and put up 32 points in the 2nd and 3rd quarters but in the end lost their 6th game in a row Tuesday.
Mt. Pleasant, behind the eight 3-pointers, dropped FMHS 53-41 in Southeast Conference girls basketball action.
Maddie Williamson, who was only averaging around eight points per game hit six 3-pointers on her way to 21 for the game. The Panthers’ leading scorer Sarah Moffett was held to only 8.
Fort Madison was led by Mercedes Trimble with 14 points and Amber Dilsaver with 11.
“We only shot 33% from the field and that poor shooting wasn’t good enough to overcome Williamson’s 21,” said FMHS Head Coach Charlie Knipe.
The Hounds found themselves in a bit of a hole out of the gate managing only 5 points in the first quarter to the Panthers’ 14, but then stormed back in the second period outscoring the visitors 17 to 9 trimming the lead to only one at the half.
Both teams combined for 34 points in the third period but Mt. Pleasant got the lion’s share with 19 to pull ahead by 5. Fort Madison struggled in the final period with only four points and the Panthers cruised the rest of the way.
Dilsaver and Trimble each had 6 rebounds to lead the Hounds.
Other scorers for FMHS included Taylor Shannon with 6, Mariah Trimble with 3, and Brittiney Harris with two.
The Lady Hounds host Keokuk on Friday as part of the Coaches v. Cancer benefit. Everyone should wear pink and donations will go to help fight cancer.