FMS girls blow out Ottumwa
Fairfield Middle School’s seventh-grade girls had their first home game of the season Thursday vs. Ottumwa, and all three teams picked up another win.
The Trojan ‘A’ team dominated Ottumwa from the opening whistle, building a 37-0 lead by halftime and running away with a 55-4 victory.
Nicole Buch led all scorers with 20 points, and Ashtyn Drish wasn’t far behind with 16 points. Amiah Neff finished with 11 points. Sophie Allen, Kristen Daugherty, Alie Kensett and Taylor Myers all contributed two points apiece.
“We had a much better game tonight. We had a lot of steals and got some easy buckets. If we missed an attempt we had two or three girls there to rebound and put back the shot,” Fairfield coach Derek Philips said. “We boxed out both offensively and defensively, which led to all of those second chance opportunities. I was very pleased with the pace of the game tonight.”
The ‘B’ game was just as dominant for the home team, as Fairfield turned in another strong defensive performance with an explosive offense. Fairfield led 32-0 at the half en route to the 44-1 win.
Lynsey Finney scored 15 points and Ashley Pool had 12 to lead the Trojan ‘B’ team. Katrina Cecchini scored six, Claire Christensen and Abbey Gridley finished with four points apiece, and Sophie Allen chipped in three.
“We had another great defensive game. They didn’t take too many shots because we got so many steals,” said Philips. “We really ran the floor well tonight. 44 points in a running clock game is a heck of a lot points. Great game for us.”
The two-quarter ‘C’ game ended with a 6-4 victory for Fairfield. Fernanda Giron scored four points and Claire Christensen tallied two.
“These five girls finished the ‘B’ game and played all the ‘C’ game. They were tired, but played hard until the end. We keep improving, which is great,” Philips said.
Fairfield’s next game is at home Tuesday vs. Fort Madison.