Hoover boys too much for FDSH

Messsenger photo by Britt Kudla

Malcolm Clayton of Fort Dodge shoots around Des Moines Lincoln Will Feller last week in the Dodger gym.

Messsenger photo by Britt Kudla Malcolm Clayton of Fort Dodge shoots around Des Moines Lincoln Will Feller last week in the Dodger gym.

DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge boys struggled to score offensively and stop Des Moines Hoover in the first game of a three-game road stint here on Tuesday.

The Dodgers (1-2 overall) dropped a 51-30 contest to the undefeated Huskies (4-0).

“We lacked the effort and energy you need in a road environment like this,” said Fort Dodge head coach Tom Daniel. “We were a step slow and played nonchalant.

“We din’t look very prepared for a tough road trip.”

Hoover was led by Devonte Thedford’s 17 points. Hosea Treadwell had nine, Kennaujh Quinn eight and Adam Jackson seven.

“We came out man-to-man because we wanted to have some accountability,” Daniel said. “Then we went to a 2-3 zone and they shredded our zone.”

Malcolm Clayton led the Dodgers in scoring with 17 points.

Fort Dodge struggled from the free throw line as well, going 3-for-8.

“We had a hard time offensively; we shot too many threes. And we have to finish around the hoop,” Daniel said. “Trey (Mosley) rebounded the ball well and Malcolm got it going offensively, but we have to have someone score off the bench.

“This was a good lesson for us. We can’t hope to have results. We have to earn them.”

The Huskies had a big third quarter and built a 39-23 lead.

“They got away from us in the early part of the second half,” Daniel said. “Our offense was not good and not crisp. Our effort has to improve, and we have to coach these kids up.

“We need to show a lot more toughness, especially away from home.”

The Dodgers are back in action on Friday when they travel to Marshalltown. Game time is scheduled for approximately 7:45 p.m. following the girls contest.

DES MOINES HOOVER 51, FORT DODGE 30

Fort Dodge — Rodney Tilawen 0, Isaiah Alvarez 0, Trey Mosley 3, Malcolm Clayton 17, Jace Peterson 0, Asle Thorson 0, Tysen Kershaw 4, Malihk Lockman 0, Grant Barber 0, Kaleb Jondle 0, Jordan Jackson 5, Brycen Bell 0, Aaron Porter 1.

Des Moines Hoover — Kenny Quinn 2, Adam Jackson 7, Hosea Treadwell 9, Joey Dow 3, Devonte Thedford 17, Manny Austin 2, Jerreau Jefferson 3, Monjok Phillip 0, Stepfon Rushing-Roberson 0, Kennaujh Quinn 8.

Quarter scores: DMH led 15-10, 24-13, 39-23.

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