Lady Hounds’ slide continues with loss at Burlington

FMHS' Mariah Trimble and Brittiney Harris (42) work the perimeter in this file photo from last week. The Lady Hounds dropped their ninth game in a row Tuesday at Burlington







BURLINGTON – The Fort Madison girls varsity basketball team suffered it’s ninth loss in a row with a 46-36 loss at Burlington.

The loss moves the Lady Hounds to 3-11 on the year, but several players continue to put up decent numbers during the stretch and the Hounds have found themselves in just about every game they’ve played this year.

Fort Madison and the Grayhounds were tied at the end of the first quarter and then the Bloodhounds pulled ahead by two going into the lockerrooms at halftime 19-17. But the third quarter, which has been a curse for the Hounds in most games, did them in again as Burlington outscored FMHS 18-9 for a 35-26 lead going into the final period.

The Hounds were outscored 11 to 8 down the stretch to put the game away.

“We shot a dismal 13/40 from the field for 33% and 7/17 from the charity stripe,” said Head Coach Charlie Knipe.

Mercedes Trimble led Fort Madison in scoring with 14 points going 3 for 3 from the 3-point line.  Amber Dilsaver, coming off a 35 point performance against Monmouth-Roseville on Saturday scored 11 points and Mariah Trimble added 6 points. Dilsaver hauled in 13 boards  followed by Mercedes Trimble with 5.  The Bloodhounds were led in assists by Taylor Shannon with four to go along with her four steals and 2 points.

Emily Mitchell also scored 2 and Kamryn Bailey had one to round out the scoring for FMHS.

The Bloodhounds travel to Quincy, Ill., Saturday for a makeup game with Quincy High.

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