BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Bloodhounds got 24 points out of Treavor Kokjohn en route to a 61-45 victory in Southeast Conference boys basketball action Tuesday.
The Hounds have won 6 of the last 7 games with the only loss coming to 6th rated Mt. Pleasant a week ago.
The 24 is a season-high for Kokjohn and FMHS Head Coach Ryan Wilson said Kokjohn has the ability to have those performances every night.
“I think he was really close to a double-double with nine to 11 boards,” Wilson said. “To start the game we set up a play for him and I think that really got him going the rest of the game,” Wilson said. “He was strong with the ball and used his athleticism most of the night.”
The Hounds came out of the game quickly with a 12-7 first quarter lead but then let the Grayhounds within two with less than a minute left in the half at 27-25. Wilson then had the Hounds run a set play to get junior Kaleb Cresswell free on the perimeter and Cresswell connected on a 3-pointer to re-establish the five-point lead.
The momentum continued in the third quarter as the Hounds built on Cresswell’s 3 and ran out a 15-0 run before Burlington could get the ball in the bucket again. Cresswell finished with 14 points on the night followed by senior CJ Richardson’s 10. The two are 3rd and 4th in the conference in scoring at 14.8 and 12.8 per game, respectively.
Fort Madison is averaging 50.1 points per game which is fifth in the conference, but is only allowing 40.8 points per game which is tops in the conference.
Kokjohn leads the Southeast Conference in rebounds at 9.3 per game. Wilson said Kokjohn could be one of the top players in the conference with outings like this.
“I think it’s a confidence thing with Treavor,” he said. “He’s capable of playing this way every single night. Having confidence in himself will dictate what happens going forward.”
Other Hounds scoring were Logan Rashid with 7 points, Alex Gully with 3, Sheymouhr Redd-Donald had two points and Lorenzo Riles had 1.
The Hounds move to 9-3 and the season and travel to John Wood in Quincy on Saturday.