JV boys’ basketball goes 2-0 in first games after breakMt. Pleasant freshmen fall to Ft. Madison by narrow decision, 30-28
The Mt. Pleasant JV boys’ basketball team started the new year 2-0 with wins over Ft. Madison, 44-27, and West Burlington, 45-42.
“We used a 25-3 run in the second quarter to pull away from Ft. Madison, playing great defense and attacking on offense,” Coach Tyler Rodgers said.
Joe Hess led the balanced scoring attack with eight points. Kincaid Mitchell added seven and seven other players contributed points as well.
Spencer White and Tyler Ruby each had four rebounds and Ben Canby added four steals.
Joe Hess led the scoring against West Burlington as well with 11 points. Spencer White and Kolby Raymond had 10 and seven points, respectively.
“It took a 9-5 run late in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Falcons,” Rodgers said. “Kolby Raymond and Nathan McConnell led the defense and caused a lot of problems.
“Several of the players stepped up and made plays at the end of the game,” he added.
The next game for the JV team is a home game against Washington on Friday.
In the freshman game against Ft. Madison, the Panthers kept pace with the Bloodhounds through the first half, going into the break tied at 12-12.
However, it was the Bloodhounds that got the best of Mt. Pleasant in the end with a 30-28 win.
Brock Wilson scored eight points for Mt. Pleasant and Alex Warren added seven.
Dshundric Foster chipped in six points, while Trevor Mabeus scored three. Zach Ebeling and Zion Jordan had two points apiece.
The freshman team is now 1-2 on the season.
They will play the first game of Friday’s Southeast Conference tripleheader against Washington.
Tipoff for the game is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. in Mt. Pleasant, with the JV and varsity games to follow.