BY PCC STAFF
MT. PLEASANT – Senior Jayden Fedler scored in double figures for the first time in four games, but Fort Madison couldn’t snap a three-game skid falling to Mt. Pleasant Tuesday night on the road.
Fedler led the Bloodhounds with 14 points and senior Parker Denning added 11, but head coach Ryan Wilson got little production from the rest of the team.
The Hounds had one lead on the night on a three pointer with five minutes left in the first period. From that point on, the Hounds struggled to keep pace with the Panthers (6-5) who beat Fort Madison at home on Dec. 6 to sweep the season.
A small 6-2 run in the final minute of the half had Fort Madison down by three at 25-22 and a 3-ball from Denning tied things up a 25. Both teams would go scoreless for a couple minutes before the Panthers broke things open on a 18-2 run that extended into the fourth period. A bucket with six minutes left in the game got the Hounds back on the board facing a 45-29 deficit.
“We started a little slow, but got things turned around, but then a couple turnovers and everything just fell apart,” Wilson said.
Mt. Pleasant outscored the Hounds 10-9 the rest of the way to put the game out of reach.
Dayton Davis scored four, followed by Michael Mosena with three points for Fort Madison. Jace Burgher, Tate Johnson and Julian Navarro each had buckets to close out the Hound scoring.
Mt. Pleasant was led by Jaxon Hoyle who had a game-high 23 points. Clayton Lowery had 17 for the Panthers.
The Bloodhounds (2-8) travel to Burlington for a key matchup with the Grayhounds Friday night and then host Holy Trinity Catholic on Saturday in junior varsity/varsity, boys/girls matchups beginning at 2 p.m.