FMS girls win ‘B’, ‘C’ games
In seventh-grade girls’ basketball action Tuesday, Fairfield’s ‘A’ team was handed its first loss of the season, a 26-17 defeat at the hands of Washington.
Nicole Buch led the Trojans with seven points and Alie Kensett scored four. Lynsey Finney, Taylor Myers and Amiah Neff scored two points apiece for the Trojans, who fell behind 6-2 after a defense-heavy first quarter and trailed 15-7 headed into the halftime break.
“Washington did a nice job defending our guards. We knew what they would do coming into the game and we just didn’t execute. We missed too many shots and just let the ball slip through our hands too many times,” said Fairfield coach Derek Philips. “The good news is tomorrow is another day, and we have three practices before our next game.”
The ‘B’ game was a different story as the Trojans took a 6-2 halftime lead en route to a 17-8 victory.
Abbey Gridley scored eight points and Maddie Smith netted six. Sophie Allen and Katrina Cecchini each scored two while Ashley Pool tacked on a point.
“Our girls had a lot of nice plays tonight. We keep jumping passes and getting a lot of points off of layups. Nice to see that again tonight,” said Philips.
Then, in a two-quarter ‘C’ game, the Trojans pitched a shutout to claim a 14-0 win.
Claire Christensen led the way offensively with six points, while Anna Beasley, Katrina Cecchini, Abbey Gridley and Maddie Smith finished with two points each.
“It was a great game for the ‘C’ team. We made some shots and pushed the ball well,” Philips added.
Fairfield’s next matchup is at home Monday vs. Burlington’s Edward Stone.