Ross hits 1,000th as Hounds roll to 8th straight


DAVENPORT – Bloodhound point guard Malarie Ross passed 1,000 points for her high school career as Fort Madison rolled Davenport West 56-35 Monday night.

Ross, who transferred in from West Hancock in Illinois this year, has scored 212 points on the season through 10 games for a 21.2 per game average.

She put up 20 in the first half before the Falcons were able to make an adjustment to contain the junior, but the Hounds already had built a 32-20 advantage headed into the locker room.

Davenport kept things close in the first quarter holding onto a 11-11 tie with a minute left before the Lady Hounds scored four unanswered to end the period.

But Ross would put up 15 of her game-high 29 in the second period as Fort Madison built a 12-point advantage. Ross hit a 3-ball to go along with three other buckets from field and was a perfect four of four in the frame at the free throw line.

Senior post Brandy Walker added four of her 11 points in the second period as well.

The Falcons wouldn’t get closer than 14 points the rest of the game and Fort Madison stayed hot at the free throw line going 6 of 8 in the fourth quarter, and 10 of 12 on the night.

Sophomore Camille Kruse matched Walker’s 11 points, while Nadia Boeding and Molly Knipe each added a bucket. Maddie Rashid added a free throw to round out the scoring in the win.

Fort Madison improves to 9-1 on the year and travels to Burlington in a Southeast Conference matchup on Friday.

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