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Demon seventh-graders close season by winning two of three at Fort Madison

Dec 21, 2012

FORT MADISON — The Washington seventh-grade boys’ basketball team wrapped up its season on Monday by winning two of three games at Fort Madison.

The Demon A team rallied from an early deficit to defeat the Bloodhounds 41-35. Jaivonn Willis had a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead Washington (8-4), and he also had two assists. Dalton Myers also scored 10 points, and he also had three rebounds and two assists. Zeb Roos added seven points, and Blake Hartzler had six. Jack Redlinger had four points to go with six rebounds and two assists. Mitchell Huisenga contributed two points and four rebounds, and Kyle Fishback had two points and two boards.

“It was a good team win,” Washington head coach Mark Berhow said. “We were down by 10 points early and came back. Making free throws, getting rebounds and handling the ball at the end made the difference for us. We as coaches are proud of the improvement the players made this season. We look forward to seeing them again next year to build on these improvements.”

The Washington B team defeated Fort Madison 24-14. Cale Hobscheidt scored six points to lead a balanced Demon scoring effort Landon Hinkley, Brennan Horak and Matt Roder added four points apiece. Jameson Bell, Mason Letts and Jacob Van Osdol chipped in two points apiece. Letts and Horak led the Demons (8-4) on the boards with five rebounds apiece, and Van Osdol grabbed four. Thomas Zimmer pulled down three rebounds, while Bell and Roder had two apiece. Hobscheidt and Eric Sanchez both had a rebound.

“We ran our offense well and finished our season with a strong win,” Berhow said.

Fort Madison edged the Demon C team 6-3. Zimmer had two points and two rebounds to lead Washington (9-3), and Caleb Woodson scored one point. Roder and Bell both grabbed four rebounds. Letts had a pair of rebounds, and John Lisauskas had one.

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