Streaking Rockets defeat Fairfield girlsTrojans fall to 7-6 on the season
The Fairfield girls’ basketball team dominated Danville during the second and third quarter, outscoring the Bears 26-4 during those two quarters.
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont returned the favor to Fairfield Tuesday by outscoring the Trojans 47-17 during those two periods, giving the Rockets a 77-45 home win.
“Eddyville definitely brought and played their ‘A’ game versus us,” Fairfield coach Mick Flattery said. “They had not been shooting this well all season but they stepped up versus us and played really well.”
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont (9-4) certainly shot effectively. The Rockets were led by senior Tasha Alexander, who shot 50 percent from the field on her way to a 25-point performance. She added on eight steals and three assists. Teammate Karlie Taylor scored 17 points, while also bringing down 14 rebounds and having five assists.
Fairfield (7-6) started out the game strong, using the full court pressure being put on by Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont against them. After the first quarter, Fairfield only trailed by four.
The Rockets were able to put the game out of reach not only because of their shooting from the field, but also because of free throws. They were 21-29 from the charity stripe on the night.
Fairfield freshman Sami Fritz had another solid all around game, registering eight points, six steals, four assists and five rebounds. Mackenzie Flattery led the team in points with 11. Marisa Repp scored 10 points and Hanna Greiner chipped in six. McKenna Ledger was able to secure six rebounds.
The Trojans now must look ahead to Mt. Pleasant. The Panthers won the first matchup this season between the two teams 49-46 in overtime. This begins a stretch of three straight Southeast Conference games where Fairfield gets to stay home. The Trojans are 1-3 so far this season against conference foes.