KAHOKA – A second quarter shut out by the Fort Madison Bloodhounds Tuesday night was the catalyst to a 53-47 win over Clark County on the road.
Junior Jayden Fedler led Fort Madison with 18 points on the night including eight in the first quarter, to go with senior Brandon Keester’s two 3-balls as the Hounds found themselves behind 17-14 after one.
But the Hound defense strapped the Indians down in the second quarter not allowing a point, while the Hounds raced out to a 29-17 first half lead.
Fort Madison converted three 3-pointers in the second period, two by senior Logan Rashid and one from Keester.
Clark County got things going again in the third period, putting up 17 with five different players scoring in the period. Hound freshman Dayton Davis scored six in the third period and Keester got his fourth 3-pointer of the game to help the Hounds hold onto the lead.
Rashid would convert 4-of-4 free throws in the final period and Fedler would convert a couple bucket for Fort Madison to seal the win, despite the Indians outpacing the Hounds 13-10 down the stretch.
Rashid and Keester each finished with a dozen on the night for the Hounds. Davis finished with six points on the night, while Mike Mosena and Parker Denning both added two points. Jordyn Gerdes had one to round out the scoring for Fort Madison. Fort Madison went a sparkling 11-of-12 from the free throw line in the win.
Fedler is tops in the Southeast Conference in scoring with at 15.7 points per outing and 234 total points. He’s also second in field goal percentage for starters in the conference at 61.0% from the field, behind Keokuk’s Alex Wolter who’s at 61.9 through 14 games.
Rashid is 4th in the loop in scoring at 12.4 points per game.
Fort Madison is 6-9 on the year and had lost four of it’s last five going into Tuesday’s game. They take on Mt. Pleasant at home on Friday and then Central Lee at home on Saturday for the annual cake auction.
Connor Mack had 15 points to lead Clark County and Layne Sommers chipped in with 14.
In the junior varsity matchup Jace Burgher scored 14 to lead the Hounds in a 47-35 win.