Ross goes for 26 in girls win over Mepo


MEDIAPOLIS – Malarie Ross scored 26 Monday night as the Lady Hounds won on the road at Mediapolis 48-35

The Hounds (3-1) are literally one point away from being perfect on the year with a Southeast Conference 63-62 loss to Mt. Pleasant back on Dec. 4.

Since that time the Hounds have gone 2-0 and they opened the year with a 60-50 win over Davis County.

In a tight first half the Bulldogs held leads by as much as five at 21-16, but Fort Madison would nail a 3-pointer with under two minutes to go in the second quarter to put cut the lead to 21-19 at the half.

The Lady Hounds would outscore Mediapolis 17-7 in the third period behind eight points from Ross and four each from Camille Kruse and Brandy Walker.

Fort Madison then stretched the lead to 10 with five minutes to go in the game and pulled away from there.

Kruse finished with 13 on the night a season-high for her. Walker finished with eight points and Nadia Boeding added a free throw in the win to round out the Hounds scoring.

Hallie Mohr had 22 for the Bulldogs who suffered their first loss of the year after getting wins over Pekin, Holy Trinity and WACO.

The Hounds travel to Keokuk to take on the Chiefs on Friday.

In the junior varsity contest Lauren Helmick scored 15 to lead Fort Madison in a 47-30 loss to the Bulldogs. Isabella Boeding had seven for the Lady Hounds.

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