HAMILTON – The Fort Madison Bloodhound girls basketball team is still searching for its first win of the year after dropping a 51-27 loss on the road to West Hancock on Tuesday night.
Sophomore Maddie Rashid led Fort Madison with 11 points.
FMHS got behind early when West Hancock put up 17 points in the first quarter while the Hounds got buckets from junior Anna Kester and senior Eleesha Estrada.
West Hancock’s Myah Gray scored seven in the period including a 3-pointer quick off the tip.
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Fort Madison pulled things together in the second quarter picking up their defense and holding the Lady Titans to ten, while Rashid put up five points and sophomore Nadia Boeding added three, but the Hounds were down 27-12 at the half.
“West Hancock is a very experienced team. They have multiple schemes and they execute them pretty well,” head coach Todd McGhghy said.
“We are getting decent looks, we just aren’t knocking them down. Just gotta keep working. We don’t have an effort issue. We don’t have an attitude issue. We just gotta keep plugging away and get better.”
West Hancock came out of the locker room and put up another 17 in the third quarter again led by Gray’s five points and Josi Radel’s five. With Fort Madison only putting up seven in the period, West Hancock had the game well in hand going into the final period 44-19.
Fort Madison got five points each from Boeding and Estrada. Kester finished with three points, Jassmine Bass had two, and Dezire Kline added one point.