Fairfield girls fall on road to KeokukKeokuk’s hot shooting downs Trojans
Fairfield’s road trip Friday to Southeast Conference foe Keokuk was a harsh one.
The Chiefs defeated the Trojans 45-34. Keokuk (4-3) jumped out to a 26-12 halftime lead. Fairfield only allowed three points in the third quarter, but that still wasn’t enough to earn the win. The loss drops Fairfield to 5-5 and 0-3 in Southeast Conference play.
“Keokuk came out and shot lights out from three point land, making five in the first half,” Fairfield coach Mick Flattery said.
Keokuk’s hot start put the Trojans in an early hole. Fairfield kept Keokuk from making three pointers for over a quarter and a half after that, which helped the Trojans get back into the game.
It was a game full of both positives and negatives. Fairfield shot extremely well from the free throw line, hitting 16-21 shots, yet turned the ball over 27 times.
Sami Fritz led the team with 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists. She went 8-11 from the charity stripe.
“Sami really played well and she scored in a variety of ways,” Flattery said.
The senior starting trio of Hanna Greiner, Marisa Repp and McKenna Ledger combined for just two points. Mackenzie Flattery and Mackenzie McClure each scored six. Bench play was important and it kept Fairfield alive, as McClure, Mikaela Lunsford, Kylie Kurtz and Karley Williams each got significant playing time. Lunsford was second on the team with five rebounds and Kurtz put down four points.
The Trojans get a full week before hosting Fort Madison Friday and then Danville Saturday. Fort Madison is 4-2 on the year and Danville is 4-4.