Fairfield freshmen earn third win
The Fairfield freshman boys’ basketball team withstood a last-minute rally from West Branch to claim a 45-39 victory Monday in Fairfield.
The ninth-graders carried a 26-16 advantage into the locker room at halftime and led 38-30 after the third period. West Branch closed the deficit to four points — 43-39 — with 23 seconds, but Fairfield scored the final two points to earn its third win of the season.
Fairfield’s Nick Higgins led all scorers with 15 points, and Trevor Drish and Zach Martin scored eight points apiece. Alex Crile finished with seven points, while Nathan Thompson and Drew Stever each netted three.
The 3-3 Fairfield freshmen will be back in action Thursday vs. Keokuk.