SE Polk pulls away from Dodger boys

Edwards, Goodman combine for 35

The Fort Dodge boys set themselves up for a solid run at Southeast Polk, but the Dodgers weren’t able to sustain some early momentum against the Rams on Tuesday night.

The Dodgers (1-12 overall) trailed by just seven points at halftime, but Southeast Polk found its offensive rhythm in the second half to pull away for a 69-38 victory.

The Rams outscored the Dodgers 42-18 after the intermission, thanks in large part to a 17-4 run to start the third quarter.

“The game just got away from us,” said FDSH head coach Willie Williams. “Our guys have been working hard every day, but we just have to put it together from start to finish.

“We played well in the first half, but we weren’t able to sustain it and give ourselves a chance.”

The third quarter spurt ended up being the difference for the Rams, who hit 10 of 16 shots during that stretch.

In the early stages, junior Javion Jondle led a spirited effort for the Dodgers, scoring 10 of his team-high 14 points for an early 10-4 lead.

Jondle was able to turn in a double-double, adding 10 rebounds.

Senior Monterius Altman-Abrams had 11 points for the Dodgers.

“We were only behind seven at half,” Williams said. “We lost our confidence, though. We can’t let a little (deficit) like that bother us. We can’t sweat the little things and we have to take care of the ball much better.”

Fort Dodge hit the boards hard in the first half, but couldn’t get shots to drop on second and third attempts.

“We have to make layups,” Williams said. “We had some good rebounds, but we weren’t able to hit easy shots from point-blank range.”

Fort Dodge outrebounded the Rams 30-24, but had 16 turnovers compared to eight for SEP.

Riley Edwards, the son of former Fort Dodge boys basketball coach Brad Edwards, led the Rams. Edwards, who attended both elementary and middle school in Fort Dodge before moving, matched his season average with 20 points.

Freshman Bode Goodman, the grandson of former Dodger basketball coach Tom Goodman and nephew of ex-FDSH all-stater Jay Goodman, added 15 points in the win.

Lincoln Cantrall also reached double figures with 13.

The Dodgers are back in action on Saturday at Ames for a girl/boy doubleheader.


Southeast Polk — Connor Moberly 1-2 1-1 3, Riley Edwards 7-13 5-6 20, Bode Goodman 6-13 0-0 15, Lincoln Cantrall 5-7 2-4 13, Jaxen Barton 3-3 0-0 6, Zeb Hinze 1-3 0-0 3, Sam Goode 2-4 0-0 4, Carson Robbins 0-0 0-0 0, Bruce Johnson 2-2 0-0 4, Trey Lust 0-0 0-0 0, Jack Casey 0-1 0-0 0, Jacob Eastman 0-2 1-2 1. Totals: 27-51 9-13 69.

Fort Dodge — Monterius Altman-Abrams 5-11 0-0 11, Carson Peterson 2-5 0-0 4, Drake Callon 0-4 0-0 0, Alex Underwood 0-5 0-0 0, Javion Jondle 6-13 2-5 14, Jon Astor 1-2 0-0 2, Bradley Vodraska 2-7 2-2 7, Pry’Shayn Mosley 0-2 0-0 0, Kyron Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Davis Friedrichs 0-0 0-0 0, Bo Tracy 0-0 0-0 0, Nate Opande 0-3 0-0 0, Kaleb Lynch 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 16-52 4-7 38.

Quarter scores: SEP led 15-12, 27-20, 55-29. Three-point goals: Southeast Polk 6-14 (Goodman 3-7, Edwards 1-4, Cantrall 1-2, Hinze 1-1); Fort Dodge 2-13 (Altman-Abrams 1-2, Vodraska 1-3, Peterson 0-1, Underwood 0-2, Jondle 0-2, Mosley 0-1); Turnovers: Southeast Polk 8, Fort Dodge 16; Total rebounds: Southeast Polk 24, Fort Dodge 30; Total fouls: Southeast Polk 9, Fort Dodge 10.


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