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Fairfield eighth-graders quiet Aldo Leopold

Dec 04, 2012

BURLINGTON — Fairfield Middle School’s eighth-grade girls held Aldo Leopold to two points in the first half and cruised to a 39-10 victory in ‘A’ action Monday in Burlington.

Sarah Swanson came up and scored 11 points for the Trojan ‘A’ team, which won its eighth game in a row Monday. The Trojans led 23-2 at the intermission.

Sam Fritz scored nine, Brynna Bowman had eight points and Kylie Kurtz netted five. Mikaela Lunsford scored four and Brooke McLain had two points.

“We had girls not playing tonight due to injuries, but what makes this team great is that there are others who can step up and make plays for us,” said head coach Derek Philips. “We started off the game slow but finished strong and forced their girls to make tough shots. It was a pretty solid game tonight.”

The ‘B’ girls then returned to their winning ways, topping Aldo Leopold 24-14. The teams were tied 8-all at halftime, but the Trojans scored the first eight points in the third quarter to put the game away.

“We started off by not rebounding as well as we are capable of, but kicked in the offense and held Aldo to only six points in the second half. We played hard tonight, and it was great to get back to our winning ways,” Philips said.

Natalie Angstead led all scorers in the ‘B’ game with 12 points, while Swanson scored four. Kylee Marlay, Taylor Marlay, Kailey Kaska and Olivia Hammel each scored two points.

The eighth-graders’ next game is at home Thursday vs. Mount Pleasant.

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