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Middle school girls crush Aldo Leopold

Feb 08, 2013
Photo by: MICHAEL LEACH/Ledger photo Fairfield seventh-grader Nicole Buch fires up a long-range shot during action this season. Buch contributed 18 points Thursday as the Trojans walloped Aldo Leopold 54-13.

The Trojan seventh-grade ‘A’ basketball team saved its “most complete game” for the home finale Thursday vs. Burlington Aldo Leopold.

The Fairfield girls rolled out to an 18-1 lead after one quarter and never looked back on their way to a 54-13 victory over visiting Aldo Leopold at Fairfield Middle School.

“Tonight was by far our most complete game of the season. We wanted to focus on not turning the ball over so much and we did. I am guessing we had less than 10, which is great,” said Fairfield coach Derek Philips.

Nicole Buch and Ashtyn Drish scored 18 points apiece to lead Fairfield’s ‘A’ squad. Ashley Pool scored six points, and Taylor Myers and Amiah Neff chipped in four points each. Sophie Allen netted two, and Lynsey Finney and Kristen Daugherty tacked on one point apiece.

“We attacked their zone and hit our shots. If we missed a layup we had two or three girls there for the putback,” Philips added. “I was extremely pleased at how we played tonight.”

Fairfield finished up a sweep of Aldo Leopold in the two-quarter ‘B/C’ game, holding the visitors scoreless for the first 10 minutes en route to a 10-3 win.

Finney scored four points, while Claire Christensen, Fernanda Giron and Abbey Gridley supplied two points apiece.

“We kept the intensity up in this game and wore Aldo down. We missed a few layups but got a lot of second chance opportunities,” Philips said. “Another great effort from these girls.”

The Trojans finish up the season with a trio of away games. Their next game is scheduled Monday at Southeast Conference rival Mount Pleasant.

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