Southeast Conference basketball action returns to Washington High School this evening. The Demon boys’ and girls’ basketball jump back into league play looking to end losing streaks versus the Fort Madison Bloodhounds.
The Demon girls’ basketball team (3-5 overall) last beat the Bloodhounds (3-5 overall) on February 2014, losing both meetings last season by at least 16 points. Washington ended their latest two game skid Saturday afternoon, a 65-44 victory over the Burlington Greyhounds (1-8 overall). Washington seniors Addie Pacha and Brynna DeLong combined to score 34 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in the victory. Junior Mercedes Trimble tops the Bloodhounds scoring, averaging 9.9 points a contest.
The Demon boys’ basketball team (3-5 overall) last beat Fort Madison (4-3 overall) in February 2012, losing the previous six meetings. Washington ended a three-game losing streak Saturday evening, defeating the Iowa Mennonite School (6-2 overall) 68-55. Senior guard Derek Anding scored a career-high 31 points in the victory, increasing his points per game average from 18.1 to 19.8. Fort Madison senior Camden Chrisman is the Southeast Conference’s leading scorer, recording 224 points this season.
KCII Sports will have live coverage of the conference doubleheader beginning with the Washington Hy-Vee Pregame Show at 5:45 p.m. on FM 106.1 and KCIIRadio.com. The girls’ game is scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. at Washington High School.