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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 17, 2018

Trojan boys secure winning season

By Justin Webster | Feb 07, 2018
Photo by: Photo submitted by Heidi Bowman Junior Carson Crile had 25 points on 9-10 shooting from the field, including 5-5 from three point range.

The Fairfield junior class showed Chariton Tuesday night that they’re no longer going to be a pushover when they show up on teams’ boys’ basketball schedule by beating the Chargers 69-61 at FHS.

A trio of eleventh-graders, Carson Crile, Austin Simpson, and Tristin Waugh, combined for 62 points on 22-33 shooting from the field, including 7-10 from outside and 11-19 from the foul line.

Not only did Crile compile 25 points on 9-10 shooting, he was a perfect 5-5 from behind the arc and grabbed four rebounds, had two blocks and made an assist as well. Simpson was 5-10 from the field and 7-12 from the charity stripe to total 17 points to accompany his 10 boards, two blocks and one assist. Waugh was 8-13 from the field, 2-2 from the line and had six rebounds, seven assists and three steals on his stat line.

Senior Dante Cingire shot just 1-5 from the field and totaled just four points with his three-pointer and a free throw, but he led in other categories to help carry his team. Cingire had six rebounds and led the team with eight assists for the Trojans. The other three points were scored by junior Collin Breen who was 3-4 from the foul line while grabbing a rebound, and making a steal along with dishing two assists to his teammates.

As for the pace of the game itself, Fairfield led 16-13 after one quarter, but was outscored 18-15 in the second to send it to the locker room tied at 31 a piece.

The third period went better for the Trojans who edged the Panthers 20-15 in scoring, before pulling away for the win with a 18-15 fourth quarter advantage.

Head Coach Mick Flattery was excited to secure a winning record in his first season back with the boys.

“It’s been a long time since Fairfield has defeated Chariton.” He added, “Chariton really shot the ball well, but we had 22 assists and only nine turnovers, plus Carson shooting 9-10 from the field including 5-5 from 3 point land was terrific.”

Fairfield is now 11-7 overall and 5-2 in conference with only two regular season games remaining.

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