FORT MADISON – Fort Madison didn’t get a single player in double figure scoring on Tuesday as they dropped their ninth straight this time a 46-23 loss to Washington at home.
With the Lady Hounds battling two injuries in the rotation, including the absence of freshman Anna Lynk, and several players battling a flu virus, scoring was a premium on the night.
The Hounds trailed just 4-9 after the first quarter, but only put up three points in the second quarter, while the Lady Demons scored 19 in the period to take a commanding 28-7 lead into the lockerroom.
Senior Eleesha Estrada scored four in the first half and four in the second to lead FMHS with eight points in the game. Sophomore Nadia Boeding had six on the night.
Washington’s Kinsey Duwa and Isabel Bailey each had 10 points for Washington.
The Lady Hounds couldn’t cut into the lead in third period as Washington put even more distance between them and the hosts scoring 16, including six from Addison Six.
Fort Madison would get a nice defensive stand in the fourth quarter holding Washington scoreless for about seven minutes, but they couldn’t get into a scoring run and only put up nine points to se the final score at 46-23.
Fort Madison (0-9) plays at Mt. Pleasant Friday night in a boys/girls doubleheader before the holiday break. They will resume action on Jan. 4 at home against Fairfield.
Fort Madison also lost the junior varsity contest 40-28. Josie Pumphrey scored seven to lead Fort Madison.