BLOOMFIELD – Senior Jassmine Bass put in 13 points and Davis County had to overcome a 12-point first half deficit as Fort Madison fell 52-49 on Friday night in girls high school basketball action.
Bass went to the free throw line 10 times on her way to 11 points in the first half to lead Fort Madison to a 27-15 lead.
The Lady Bloodhounds, looking for their first win of the year jumped out to a 9-6, behind five points from Bass, a 3-pointer from senior Braxtyn McGhghy. Brandy Walker added a free throw.
Fort Madison extended the lead with a 15-9 second quarter advantage with sophomore Maddie Rashid throwing in seven points in the period including a 3-pointer. Nadia Boeding and Bass also combined for eight points
But the second half turned in a cool shooting period for Fort Madison when the Hounds converted just five baskets in the half and only went to the free throw line three times. Boeding led the Lady Hounds with five points in the half. Davis County adjusted to keep the ball from Bass and Rashid as the two combined for just five points.
The Hounds didn’t get a bucket in the fourth quarter until the final minute when freshman Anna Lynk converted a bucket and Rashid added a free throw. But it was the Hounds defense that suffered in the period allowing a 15-0 Davis County run after holding a 30-19 lead going into the fourth.
Head Coach Todd McGhghy said foul trouble in the second half which cut into the Hounds lead. Davis County went to the free throw line 11 times in the final period converting five.
“We got into foul trouble and we were without Sarah Bernhart and that hurt our rotations big time,” he said.
Bernhart was out with an illness.
Jillian Wiseman scored 12 points as the junior varsity girls earned a 50-44 win.
The Bloodhounds are 0-5 and travel to Hamilton to take on West Hancock on Tuesday night.