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Demon boys fall to Fort Madison, defeat Tipton

By Derek Helling, Sports Editor | Feb 10, 2014
Photo by: Derek Helling Thomas Bump finishes a slam dunk against Tipton. Washington defeated the Tigers 72 - 61.

The Washington High School boys’ varsity basketball team split a pair of games over the weekend. The Demons fell at Fort Madison 76 – 54 on Friday, Feb. 7 then prevailed over Tipton 71 – 62 on Saturday, Feb. 8 at home.
Fort Madison pulled to a 23 – 16 lead over Washington in the first quarter of Friday night’s game. While Washington limited the Bloodhounds to only nine points in the second quarter, the Demons were only able to match Fort Madison’s offensive output. The Bloodhounds went on to outscore Washington 44 – 29 in the second half and claim the conference victory.
On Saturday the first quarter went the way of the Demons as they outscored Tipton 24 – 6. The Tigers did outscore Washington the rest of the way but the first quarter edge was too much for Tipton.
“We got out really well and got an early 20-point lead. When we reverse the ball, we run our offense better,” Washington head coach Bryce Smeins said.
The Demons are now 6 – 9 overall and 1 – 4 in SEIC games. Washington hosts West Liberty on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

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