Fort Madison — The Mount Pleasant boys’ basketball team will look to get into the win column, albeit in a tough environment, when the Panthers travel to the HoundDome to take on Fort Madison.
The Panthers suffered a Tuesday night defeat at the hands of Cedar Rapids Xavier, one in which they shot a meager 29% from the field and 23% from the three point land.
Dewon Trent looked to be in good form however.
The Mount Pleasant forward has a chance to claim Southeast Conference Player of the Year honors this year.
Tonight will be Fort Madison’s first of the year but the Panthers are 4-1 against the Bloodhounds in the last five.
Dayton Davis will lead a solid senior class that will be bookended by Miles Dear, Tate Johnson and Landes Williams.
Tonight’s game will tip at the HoundDome at 7:30 p.m.
Meanwhile in Henry County, a matchup of rivals commences tonight when New London squares off with WACO.
The Tigers and their star-power need no introduction.
Blaise Porter, arguably the top prospect in southeast Iowa and classmate Kade Benjamin comprise the best 1-2 punch in the conference and will start their quest to Wells Fargo Arena tonight.
Standing in their way on their 2021-22 debut is WACO, who looked strong in a 58-29 win earlier this week against Holy Trinity.
First team all-state running back Simeon Reichenbach scored 12 points in that matchup while Hunter Hughes chipped in with 11.
Tonight’s game will tip from Wayland at 7:30 p.m.
Other area matchups:
- Burlington at Keokuk
- Fairfield at Washington