Girls prepare for Fort Madison, DanvilleTrojans seek first conference victory
Two important nights of basketball loom for the Fairfield’s girls’ varsity team.
Two home games, first against Fort Madison and then against Danville, await them. Fairfield is 4-1 at home this season, but just 5-5 overall. Since five of its next six games are at home, tonight is the beginning of an important stretch for the Trojans.
First, the girls must concern themselves with Fort Madison. The Bloodhounds are 4-3 on the season and have a single Southeast Conference win, which is something the Trojans are still searching for. Plan on seeing plenty of 6-footer Jordyn Meierotto and 5-foot-10-inch LaStella Slack, as the game plan for Fort Madison is likely to pound the Trojans inside.
“Taking away their inside game and keeping them off the boards will be very important,” Fairfield coach Mick Flattery said.
Fairfield has an opportunity to grab a thus far elusive conference victory. Each of the three conference losses it has suffered have been on the road.
“We have to put 32 minutes of efficient play together to come away with our first conference win,” Flattery said. “Our girls are working their tails off in practice, and we need to be able to transfer that into the games.”
Danville is 4-5 on the season and will be facing Cardinal tonight. Senior Allison Boyer is Danville’s leading scorer. She came through with a team high 22 points and eight assists in a recent win against West Burlington.
The crowd could play a huge factor this weekend as well. Fans are being encouraged to wear orange tonight and wear a wig Saturday.
“Hopefully we can get a huge energetic crowd out to see both the gals and guys over the weekend,” Flattery said. “We could sure use their encouragement.”