FMS girls win again
FORT MADISON — Lately, it hasn’t been a question of whether the FMS eighth-grade girls would win, but by how much.
The Trojans once again won Tuesday, and this one might have been their most complete victory to date. The ‘A’ team led Fort Madison 37-2 at the intermission and rolled to a 61-7 rout on the road.
This time, Kylie Kurtz led all scorers with 19 points, and Sam Fritz scored 14. Haley Beard scored eight points, Mikaela Lunsford and Kaylee Watson finished with six each, and Brooke McLain and Kenady Waugh totaled four points apiece.
“Tonight was by far our best game this season. We talked about making better passes, beating girls to spots and boxing out. We did all three extremely well tonight,” said Fairfield coach Derek Philips. “We still had many fast breaks, made great post moves and took high percentage shots. It was just an all-around great game for us.”
The combined ‘B’ and ‘C’ game went only five quarters due to fog, ending in a 22-18 victory for Fairfield. Natalie Angstead led the way with eight points, Kailey Kaska scored five and Kylee Marlay had three points. Taylor Marlay, Sarah Swanson and Jersey Dennis added two points each.
“Fort Madison really came to play tonight. They hung with us the whole game,” Philips said of the second game. “Our girls kept playing hard, and hit some big shots at the end of the game to seal the win.”
Fairfield’s undefeated eighth-graders will look to continue their winning ways next Monday at Keokuk.