FMS girls win big in Ottumwa
OTTUMWA — Fairfield’s eighth-grade girls’ basketball team continued to win by impressive margins in its second matchup of the season Tuesday in Ottumwa.
The ‘A’ team led off the night with a 52-14 victory. The Trojans jumped out to a 24-10 lead at halftime, and the visitors didn’t allow a bucket in the entire third quarter.
Kylie Kurtz led all scorers with 22 points, Sami Fritz scored 10 and Haley Beard had five points. Kenady Waugh, Brynna Bowman and Brooke McLain netted four points apiece, and Mikaela Lunsford tacked on three.
“Tonight was a great battle for us. Things didn’t go our way the first half, but we stuck with the game plan, played hard and took over in the second half,” said Fairfield coach Derek Philips. “I was really proud of the girls for not getting frustrated and playing hard.”
Fairfield’s ‘B’ team turned a 10-1 lead at the intermission into a 30-5 win. Sarah Swanson led the Trojans with 12 points, Maggie Ferrel netted six, and Natalie Angstead, Kylee Marlay and Kailey Kaska all scored four.
Fairfield continued its winning ways in the ‘C’ contest with a 30-8 win. Shelby McKune poured in 10 points as the Trojans built a 14-2 lead by halftime. RaeAnn McClaran and Olivia Hammel scored six points each, Shelby Heston had four, and Ashlyn Elmore and Kellie Hovorka tacked on two points apiece.
“Our offense was really clicking in both the ‘B’ and ‘C’ games. To score 30 points with a running clock is really impressive. These girls played really well and were always looking to fast break,” Philips added. “Our defense kept Ottumwa in check tonight.”