BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
WASHINGTON – Pushing team basketball seems to be working well for Fort Madison Head Coach Ryan Wilson.
The Hounds dropped Washington 70-53 on Tuesday night and had three boys in double figures, after last week’s win over Central Lee where four players had double figures.
Kaleb Cresswell led the Hounds with 28 including six 3-pointers, five in the second half. Seniors Treavor Kokjohn had 13 and CJ Richardson chipped in with 10 points.
“We we’re kind of sluggish in the first quarter,” Wilson said. “But once we got going things started falling and we were moving the ball well.”
The Hounds had a three-point lead starting the 2nd quarter and then went on a 9-3 run through the third minute and pushed the lead to a 27-19 halftime lead.
By the end of the third period the Hounds had built a 54-30 lead and never looked back.
Wilson said aside from Cresswell’s hot shooting, the Hounds got another good outing from Kokjohn and Richardson.
“CJ did a great job pushing the ball on transition and I think Treavor was really close to another triple double,” Wilson said. “It seems to be that they’re sharing the ball and spreading things around well right now. We need team basketball and those things seem to be helping.”
Wilson said the team got into a little foul trouble early with three starters having two fouls each in the first half.
He said he also got good production from brothers Shance and Sheymouhr Redd-Donald, who came off the bench to give the starters some time.
“Sheymouhr got on a bit of a run in the third quarter. He got a chance to see his first real action and played well,” Wilson said. “We’re getting everyone involved.”
Logan Rashid scored seven for the Hounds followed by Shance Redd-Donald and Lorenzo Riles who each had four points. Austin Rose and Alex Gully each added a bucket for Fort Madison, who travels to the Quincy KHQA Shootout on Saturday to face Pittsfield.
“They’re a really good well-rounded team. We’re going to have our hands full with them,” Wilson said.