Rashid ties school record with 8 threes in Hounds win

Rashid ties school record with 8 threes in Hounds win

Chuck Vandenberg, Current Pen City Editor

FORT MADISON – Carson Rashid joined a small group of Bloodhound sharpshooters on Saturday.

The junior hit eight 3-pointers, four in a span of about two minutes in the third period, as the Hounds rolled over Central Lee 82-57 at the Hound Dome.

Rashid attempted three more 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, but none would go down as he led the Hounds with 29 points in the win.

“He tied the record. I was telling people to be ready and we tried to put some things in place to help him get another one, and unfortunately, he didn’t have another good shot,” Wilson said.

“But Carson is capable of doing that. He’s a good player, a good shooter. Thinking about his eight, he then faked and went into the lane looking for other players. That’s just him .”

Rashid said he knew he was close to the mark.

“I knew I was close, but I didn’t think I had it,” Rashid said.

“I was pushing for it, but I didn’t want to force anything. I was looking for an open shot.”

Wilson said the Hawks played a very athletic game and are doing good things, a sentiment appreciated and echoed by Central Lee coach Kritter Hayes.

“They’re very young sophomores and freshmen. (Brayden) Wyrick is tough to guard and the Swan kid is a good player, good shooter. They’re coming together,” Wilson said.

Hayes said the Hawks have started hosting basketball games but couldn’t keep up with Rashid.

“We were right there, but then they went to a 3-point tie,” Hayes said. “We were struggling to play a man stopping Cresswell so we went into a zone and we knew they were going to get a few looks but hats off to them for hitting at crucial times.”

Hayes said the last four games have been regular basketball games for the Hawks.

“Before that, it would get out of hand and we’d be down by 50-60 points. We’re starting to be able to do some things offensively and defensively that we want to do.”

Wyrick, who finished with 14 to lead Central Lee, opened the game with a 3-pointer from the right wing, but that would be the only lead Central Lee would have on the night.

Hunter Cresswell and Leif Boeding would each score inside to give the Hounds a 4-3 lead that they would relinquish just once.

Fort Madison would open up a 22-12 lead in the first quarter, but the Hawks would come back into it. Cory Jones got hot in the second quarter and scored eight points on two 3-balls and a great layup under Fort Madison’s Dayton LaMar with about 5:30 left in the first half.

Jones’ second 3-pointer tied the game at 25 after the Hawks trailed by 10 earlier in the quarter.

Fort Madison would push the lead back to 10 at 37-27, but Will Hayes’ bucket inside cut it to nine at the half.

Central Lee’s Chase Johnson hit a bucket to start the third quarter, but then Fort Madison went to work from beyond the arc.

Julian Dear started things off with a 3-pointer that gave the Hounds a 40-31 lead, then Rashid hit four straight, three unanswered, sparking the student section to his left into a frenzy.

Rashid’s last 3 gave the Hounds an 18-point lead and Central Lee couldn’t recover.

Boeding finished with 14 for the Hounds (3-6, 1-4). Creswell had 11. For the Hawks (2-9, 0-7), Jones finished in double figures with 10. Aden Ross had seven on the night.

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