Area teams shake cobwebs at jamboree
Fairfield 39, Cardinal 15
PACKWOOD — So much for slow starts.
In just its first preseason competition of the season Tuesday, the Trojan girls’ basketball team caught fire and rolled to a 39-15 win over Cardinal at the Pekin Jamboree.
Led by senior Sidney Baumann’s 14 points and 5-for-7 free throw shooting, the Trojans built a 27-7 lead in the first quarter, and they outscored the Comets 12-8 in the final period. Fairfield made 44 percent of its shots in the two-quarter scrimmage.
“It was a good conditioner for our gals against a very hard-working Cardinal team,” said Fairfield head coach Mick Flattery. “We were really excited to get out and play against someone else. I really liked their energy and enthusiasm.”
Fairfield’s Hanna Greiner made 5-of-8 shots from the field, totaling 10 points, three rebounds and two assists. Miranda Metcalf scored six points and pulled down three boards, Marisa Repp finished with four points, and Brittany Kurtz and Sydney Burnett netted two points apiece. McKenna Ledger finished with a team-high four rebounds.
Leading the Comets was senior Lindsay Moore with five points.
The Trojans will be back in action Thursday for the annual “Meet the Trojans” night. The Comets, meanwhile, open their season Monday at Albia.
Van Buren 23, Moravia 11
Hanna Haynes tallied 14 points and eight rebounds in one half of play, and the Van Buren girls dominated Moravia 23-11 at the Pekin Jamboree on Tuesday.
The Warrior senior also added five steals and four blocks to her impressive stat line, and Cassie Johnson chipped in six points. Payten Hughes netted three and hauled in four rebounds, Kaitlyn Johnson had three assists and a pair of steals and Libby King snatched two steals.
The Warriors open the season Nov. 30 at Harmony.
Pekin 37, Twin Cedars 27
Pekin overcame a first quarter deficit to claim a 37-27 victory over Twin Cedars in the nightcap of its home jamboree Tuesday.
Pekin senior Cheyann Lankford led all scorers with 14 points. McKenna Gambell scored six, while Madelyn Baker and Sloan Reighard netted three points apiece.
The Panthers open their season Friday at Winfield-Mount Union.