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First varsity hoop twinbill for Dodgers

DES MOINES — The Fort Dodge boys will begin their season under rookie head coach Willie Williams on Tuesday.

The Dodgers (0-0 overall) travel to face Des Moines Hoover (0-0). The FDSH girls (0-1) meet the Huskies (0-2) at 6:15 p.m. to start the doubleheader. The boys contest will tip at approximately 7:45 p.m.

Williams, a former assistant and player under Tom Daniel, will guide his first group of Dodgers. Williams is a 2011 FDSH graduate.

Seniors Carson Peterson, Bradley Vodraska, Drake Callon, Alex Underwood and Jon Astor return for the final campaigns. Classmate Monterius Altman-Abrams is back in Fort Dodge after spending a year in Kansas City, and junior starter Javion Jondle is also in the mix.

Vodraska is the top scorer back, averaging 8.2 a year ago to go along with 3.7 rebounds per game. Jondle scored 6.1 per contest to go along with four rebounds a night.

Peterson averaged 7.3 points and three boards. Callon averaged 5.9 points and six rebounds.

Junior Chase Henderson returns as the leading scorer with 17.4 per game and five assists. Classmate Elijah Vos scored 12.9 per game.

The Dodger girls are coming off a 69-44 loss to West Des Moines Valley in their season opener. Junior Paytene Hiveley led the Dodgers with 11 points.

Senior Aleaha Pommer had 10 points. Junior Lainey Maehl had eight points.

Tory Bennett had five points, eight assists, five rebounds and four steals for FDSH.

The Huskies dropped their first two games of the season, falling to Woodward-Granger (60-17) and Perry (56-22).

Sophomore Alayna Jarrett is scoring 6.5 per contest and junior Taysia Young is averaging six.

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