FMS girls pick up three wins
FORT MADISON — Fairfield’s seventh-grade girls’ basketball team improved its record to 9-1 with a 45-20 victory over Fort Madison on Thursday.
The Trojans, who were led on offense by Ashtyn Drish’s 18 points and Nicole Buch’s 15, jumped out to a 31-11 lead by the half.
“This was a mentally challenging game. There were a lot of fouls called that first half, and we lost our focus for a bit,” said Fairfield coach Derek Philips. “It was good that we had built a big enough lead in the first half. The girls did a better job at boxing out tonight, which is something we have really focused on.”
Also for Fairfield, Alie Kensett scored six points and Taylor Myers netted three. Amiah Neff scored two and Katrina Cecchini tacked on one point.
In ‘B’ action, the Trojan girls put up another dominate performance to claim a 29-1 victory. Fort Madison scored its one point in the second quarter.
Lynsey Finney and Abbey Gridley scored eight points each, and Maddie Smith added six. Sophie Allen scored three, while Cecchini and Kristen Daugherty netted two points each.
“The girls continued to play fast-paced and got steals for layups. Another great effort and game for us tonight,” Philips said of the ‘B’ team.
Fairfield’s ‘C’ team also earned a 4-3 win in a two-quarter contest. Shanti Williams scored the game-winner off a missed shot with 15 seconds remaining, and Fernanda Giron also scored two points for Fairfield.
“What a great game tonight. We ran a great out-of-bounds play to get our first bucket and then a nice putback for the game winner. I loved the girls’ intensity tonight,” Philips said.
The Trojans’ final game of the season is next Thursday at Ottumwa.