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December 3, 2013

Up-tempo, pressure hoops lifts Fairfield past Osky

FAIRFIELD – It didn’t take long for the Fairfield girls basketball team to show the style of ball they were going to play.

On a play off the opening tip, the Trojans had a 3-pointer from the corner in less than five seconds. It was the first of their 20 attempts from behind the arc.

After the first score, the Trojans slapped a full-court press on the visitors that would keep the play up tempo. Fairfield downed Oskaloosa 43-28 in girls non-conference basketball action, Monday night in Fairfield.

“Yep, that's going to be the style we play,” said long time Fairfield coach Mick Flattery. “The kids like it, the fans like it, and I've been doing it quite a few years.”

The opening 3-pointer by Sami Fritz gave the Trojans a quick 3-0 lead. The only lead of the opening quarter enjoyed by the visitors came after Morgan Holle’s second straight score put Oskaloosa up 8-7.

Fairfield took the lead back on four consecutive points scored from Marisa Repp to close out the opening quarter.

Consecutive baskets by Alexis Westercamp gave the Indians a brief 14-13 lead just two minutes into the second. Continual use of the press let the Trojans outscore Oskaloosa 7-2 to close out the half.

“I thought early on we showed good patience against the press,” said Oskaloosa coach Steve Kaisand. “They have such long and athletic girls that the pressure finally got to us.”

The visitors committed nine turnovers in the quarter. One of the Trojans that was a big part of the press was Hanna Greiner at the point.

“I like to press and I think my size up front helps,” said Greiner. “It’s really a good way for all of us to stay aggressive and intense.”

Back-to-back treys by Mackenzie McClure and Mackenzie Flattery put Fairfield up 19-16. Two Greiner free throws closed out the scoring in the opening half.

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