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Demon Girls Dominate, Boys Fall to Bloodhounds

Posted: Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at 7:00 am
Author: Cole Cook

The Washington basketball teams were in action for the first time in 2018 last night when they hosted Fort Madison for Southeast Conference play.

After a slow start, the Demon girls put the pressure on the Bloodhounds to blast them 55-19. It took four minutes for the Demons to find the bucket, but a Kira Ropp score jumpstarted the offense, as they jumped out to a 17-3 lead at the end of the first. The 1-2-1-1 press put on by the Demons was too much for Fort Madison, as turnovers started to mount and led to fast break points. The lead was 46-14 at the break. In the second half it was much of the same, as all players got into the game to cruise to the 36-point victory. Morgan Brinning and Ropp led the Demons with 13 points apiece and Sarah Nacos added nine. With the win the Demons move to 4-7 and 1-2 in conference.

The Demon boys hung around against the 5-3 Bloodhounds but couldn’t breakthrough, as they fell 76-49. In the first half Treavor Kokjohn was a tough matchup for the Demons, as he had 13 points at the break. Whenever the Bloodhounds went on a run the Demons had an answer and only trailed 38-28 at half. In the second half the Demons continued to fight and got the lead to as close as seven. The last four minutes of the third and fourth quarter was all Bloodhounds, as they managed the 27-point win. Kokjohn and Lorenzo Miles combined for 33 points for Fort Madison. Dalton Myers led the Demons with 10 points. Washington drops to 2-5 on the year and 1-2 in conference.

The Demons will be back in action Friday when the girls host Mount Pleasant and the boys travel to face the Panthers.