Prep Boys’ Basketball: Mount Pleasant at Fort Madison, New London Opens

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