Trojans fall against Cedar Rapids Kennedy
What looked to be Fairfield’s toughest matchup of the season on paper proved to be exactly that on the court.
The Trojan girls’ basketball team lost on the road at Cedar Rapids Kennedy 71-31 Saturday. The Cougars had been ranked in the top 10 in Class 5A up until two losses knocked them out of the rankings last week.
Fairfield (9-8) could not handle Stephanie Botkin and Morgan Martin, who each scored 18 points to lead Cedar Rapids Kennedy (14-4) to the victory. Both girls are 6-feet tall, which gave them a height advantage over the Trojans.
“[They had] the best post girls we’ve faced,” Fairfield coach Mick Flattery said. “They ran the court well, rebounded well, and finished.”
The Trojans went into the locker room at halftime down 43-14. Fairfield’s best quarter was the third, but in that quarter they were still outscored 17-12.
Hanna Greiner led Fairfield with seven points and three blocks. Kylie Kurtz scored six points on a pair of three-pointers. Karley Williams and McKenna Ledger both chipped in four points.
Fairfield plays tonight at Centerville. This game was planned for Tuesday, but was moved up to tonight because poor weather conditions are expected. Keokuk travels to Fairfield Friday for a Southeast Conference game.