The Ottumwa Courier


December 3, 2013

Up-tempo, pressure hoops lifts Fairfield past Osky


Taylor Richardson opened the second half with a basket to cut the Trojan lead to 21-18. Fairfield answered with an 8-0 run to open the lead out to 29-18.

The up-tempo game continued but the Trojans had the upper hand in that kind of action.

“I think we need the game to go back and forth to benefit us,” said Kaisand. “We just need to do a better job of handling the pressure and being disciplined in running our offense.”

The final quarter opened exactly like the third. An Indian basket by Westercamp preceded an 8-0 run by the Trojans. The run ended with Fairfield comfortably up 37-21. Flattery was big in the run as she had six of her nine points in the two-minute stretch.

Greiner’s basket put the Trojans up 40-25 with just under three minutes to play. She was the recipient of a post to post pass from McKenna Ledger.

“I like playing the pressing defense too, but I think my most important role is to score low post points or kick it out to our shooters,” said Ledger.

McClure hit her second three-pointer and the visitors hit three free throws to end the scoring.

The Trojans have taken on four quality programs to date while fashioning a 3-1 record. Wins over Ottumwa and Waterloo East are included in the early-season stretch.

“We’re still a relatively young team, so scheduling the big school athletic teams will only help us get better at some decisions we need to make in our half-court offense,” said Flattery.

Fairfield (3-1) hits the road for a Southeast Conference opener at Mount Pleasant on Friday night at 7:45 p.m. Oskaloosa (1-1) hosts Pella in Little Hawkeye Conference play Friday.



Osky 8 8 3 9 – 28

Fair 11 10 8 14 – 43

Oskaloosa (28) – Taylor Richardson 5, Paige Howard 2, Alexis Westercamp 11, Chace Moyer 2, Aleda Renter 2, Morgan Holle 6. Totals 11-39 6-16 28.

3-point goals – 0-4. Fouled out – none. Rebounds – 31 (Westercamp 11). Assists – 6 (Howard 3). Steals – 6 (Richardson 3). Blocks – 2 (Moyer 2). Total fouls – 12. Turnovers – 28.

Fairfield (43) – Mackenzie Flattery 9, McKenna Ledger 4, Sami Fritz 6, Hanna Greiner 8, Marisa Repp 6, Mackenzie McClure 10. Totals 15-57 8-12 43.

3-point goals – 5-20 (Flattery 2, Fritz, McClure 2). Fouled out – none. Rebounds – 36 (Greiner 9, Ledger 7). Assists – 11 (Fritz 5). Steals – 15 (Fritz 4, Greiner 4). Blocks – 3 (Greiner 2). Total fouls – 16. Turnovers – 19.

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