FMS girls take care of business
The Fairfield seventh-grade girls continued to make things look easy on the basketball court, topping Fort Madison 54-9 in ‘A’ action Tuesday in Fairfield.
Led by Nicole Buch’s 28 points, the Trojans led 14-3 after the first quarter and held a 26-3 advantage by the half.
Fairfield’s Ashtyn Drish scored 14, Kristen Daugherty and Amiah Neff supplied four points each, and Alie Kensett and Ashley Pool scored two apiece.
Fairfield coach Derek Philips said that despite the dominant showing, the Trojan girls were not satisfied with their performance.
“The score doesn’t show it, but we were pretty flat tonight. We missed some shots we normally make and our defense wasn’t where it should be. We still came out with a nice win, but the girls weren’t happy about how they played,” Philips said. “They know what they are capable of and are ready to get to that point.”
In the ‘B’ contest, the Trojan girls cruised to a 34-2 victory after going up 22-2 at halftime. Lynsey Finney and Ashley Pool each scored eight, while Abbey Gridley supplied six points. Sophie Allen, Katrina Cecchini and Kelsey Hollander finished with four points apiece.
“It was a nice, balanced scoring effort for us tonight. Our defense was solid and we got a lot of fast break points,” the coach said.
Fairfield’s ‘C’ team played a full game and fell 16-8 after trailing 10-0 at halftime. Claire Christensen scored four points to pace the Trojans, while Anna Beasley and Fernanda Giron tacked on two points apiece.
“We started off slow in the first half, but battled back in the second half. We had some shots just not fall, but we played hard and never quit,” Philips said.
The Trojans have nearly a week off and play next Monday at Burlington Aldo Leopold.