BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Bloodhounds had just about everything going right in a lopsided 79-45 non-conference win over Davis County Tuesday night.
Everything including a 2nd-half slam dunk from junior Treavor Kokjohn that kind of put the game in perspective.
“It’s nice to have a win like that,” said Head Coach Ryan Wilson. “We know it’s not going to be like that Tuesday or Friday, so it’s good to get something like that.”
The Hounds had four players in double figures and were led for the first time all year by Logan Rashid who had 15 points all in the first half and scored in double figures for the second game in a row.
“Logan plays hard and knocks down open shots. It was nice for him leading us on the scoreboard,” Wilson said.
The Hounds jumped out to a very quick 26-11 first quarter lead by Kokjohn’s eight points including three free throws, a bucket and a 3-pointer scoring from all areas of the court. Fort Madison continued to score almost at will outscoring Davis County 27-13 in the second period for a 53-24 lead. Rashid scored 10 in the second quarter to lead Fort Madison.
The third period was more of the same with Fort Madison out playing Davis County on both ends of the court and beating the Mustangs 17-11 going into the final period with the continuous clock in play. Wilson began substituting freely in the final period with the clock running non-stop.
“Logan’s 15 was great and then we had two guys with 14 and another with 10 so we got some balanced scoring,” Wilson said. “If we can maintain that, that can make us dangerous as we go into the last week.”
But he said the Hounds still need to improve on their defense before starting regionals.
“We’re still not very good defensively. We need better position, better help and better team defense.”
The Hounds travel to Fairfield for a Friday night Southeast conference finale and then host Illini West on Tuesday for senior night. Wilson said he’d like to see a good turnout for that game to honor the seniors on the Hounds squad.
Wilson also said he has a district coaches’ meeting on Wednesday at 9 a.m. for seedings for the upcoming post season. He said those pairing should be released to the public after the meeting.
Rounding out the scoring for the Hounds was Kaleb Cresswell and Treavor Kokjohn each with 14 points, Landon Bentley had 10, and CJ Richardson and Austin Rose each had 8 points for Fort Madison. Shance Redd-Donald had five for the Hounds while Lorenzo Riles and Alex Gully had 3 and 2 respectively.
The Hounds move to 12-7 on the season with the win.