SPORTS BRIEFS: Middle school wrestling, basketball
Seventh graders win in blowout
The Fairfield seventh grade boys’ basketball team defeated Keokuk 62-11 Monday.
Carson Crile scored 14 points to go along with his four rebounds and two assists. Tristan Waugh put in 14 points and also had six rebounds.
Austin Simpson scored 14 points and also was a force defensively, coming up with four steals. Jackson Weaton and Colin Breen each scored seven points. Mark Diers put in three points and brought down two rebounds.
Cole Engle stole the ball three times and A.J. Greiner pitched in with two steals.
Keokuk won is B team game 15-10. Sam Matson and Reece Khelm each had three points for Fairfield. Noah Stone and Nick Parcell each scored two points.
The Trojans play Tuesday at home against Fort Madison.
Eighth grade girls beat Fort Madison
The Fairfield eighth grade girls’ basketball team earned a victory at Fort Madison by the score of 33-22.
After a low scoring first half, Fairfield used a strong third quarter performance to seal the victory.
“We built a large enough lead that when Fort Madison made a run in the fourth it was too late,” coach Derek Philips said. “We did what we had to do to get back in the win column.”
Ashtyn Drish led the Trojans with 22 points. Taylor Myers put in four points while Alie Kensett scored three. Sophie Allen and Amiah Neff each scored two points on the night.
The Fairfield B team won its game 41-19.
“The second half was much better than the first,” said Philips. “We got off to a slow start, but finished really strong. Another great win for the girls.”
Abbey Gridley put in 10 points, Lynsey Finney scored nine, and Ashley Pool had seven points on the night. Katrina Cecchini pitched in with five points.
The Trojans play Tuesday at Burlington Aldo Leopold.
FMS wrestling has successful meet
The Fairfield Middle School wrestling team hosted Davis County, Albia and Keokuk on Tuesday.
Stetson Spees, Brad Swanson and Zach Barnes each had double wins.
Mason Allen, Hakim Blakeney, Tugg Hill, Jason Johannes, Derek Beasley and Gannon Courtright each won single matches.