Fairfield takes care of business in CentervilleBig Redettes fall to Trojans 52-25
Fairfield needed a bounce back win after losing to Cedar Rapids Kennedy Saturday.
A road trip to winless Centerville (0-16) could not have come at a better time. The Trojans crushed the Big Redettes 52-25 Monday.
Fairfield finished the game with 17 assists, 16 steals and 24 pass deflections, which is a testament to the team-oriented and defensive style they played during the course of the game. Fairfield jumped out to a 17-0 lead, so the offense wasn’t too shabby, either.
“These are all terrific numbers showing the girls were ready and active,” coach Mick Flattery said. “It was a great bounce back win after the Cedar Rapids Kennedy game.”
Senior guard Marisa Repp led the team with 11 points and was very active on both ends of the court, finishing with six rebounds, 10 pass deflections, four steals and two assists. Sami Fritz was all over the court as well, and finished with nine points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, seven pass deflections and five steals.
McKenna Ledger scored eight points on the night. Mackenzie Flattery, Kylie Kurtz and Mikaela Lunsford each recorded six points.
This marks the first year during Flattery’s tenure the Trojans have reached 10 wins during the regular season. Fairfield (10-8, 2-4 SEC) still has three regular season games remaining, two of which are with Southeast Conference foes. Keokuk (12-4) is currently at the front of the pack by a half game over Mt. Pleasant. Fairfield is in fourth place.
Fairfield will host Keokuk on Friday to conclude the home portion of the schedule. Senior Night will definitely be the last time Fairfield plays at home this season. The Trojans will open up the playoffs at Washington on Feb. 19. No matter how far the Trojans advance, all of their playoff games will be either on the road or at a neutral location.
With just a few remaining games this season, Keokuk has taken over first place in the Southeast Conference standings.
Team, Overall record, SEC record
Keokuk 12-4, 4-1
Mt. Pleasant 12-5, 5-2
Washington 10-5, 2-1
Fairfield 10-8, 2-4
Ft. Madison 8-8, 0-5