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Trojans pick up road victory at Davis County

Fairfield will have momentum entering the break
By ALLYUS FRITZ/Ledger sports editor | Dec 18, 2013

The Fairfield boys’ basketball team picked up a much needed road victory Tuesday by beating Davis County 75-68 on the road.

The Trojans found themselves down 15-11 at the end of the first quarter.

“They took it to us early and we had to grind out a win,” Fairfield coach Tyler Miklo said. “We still have a lot of work to do, but this is a good momentum booster going into the break.”

Matt Carr attacked the basket early on to get himself going offensively. Carr’s scoring numbers were down during Fairfield’s two losses, but his aggressive play got him on the scoreboard Tuesday night. He finished with 13 points.

Joseph Hietpas and Jordan Reid each hit big shots down the stretch in the second half to help earn the victory. Hietpas finished with six points while Reid scored nine points off the bench.

Federico Ferretti led the Trojans with 18 points to go along with two assists and a team high three steals. The Mustangs had trouble dealing with the size of seniors Landon Gamrath and Vince Horras. Horras finished with 13 points and a team high 11 rebounds. Gamrath scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

“It will be good to let the kids get rested, refocused and healthy to come back for the post Christmas schedule,” Miklo said.

Fairfield (4-1) will face a tough schedule when it comes back from winter break. The Trojans will travel to Keokuk and Mediapolis before hosting Fort Madison and Danville. Danville has been a powerhouse in recent years, while the Bloodhounds from Fort Madison are currently enjoying an undefeated season.

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