The Ottumwa Courier

February 17, 2013

Fairfield stuns 10th-ranked Osky

Courier sports staff
Ottumwa Courier

OSKALOOSA — Sidney Baumann scored 27 points — 12 of those on four huge 3-pointers — as the Fairfield girls basketball team upset 10th-ranked Oskaloosa 54-49 Saturday in Class 4A, Region 5 semifinal action.

With the stunning victory, the Trojans get the chance to pull off one more upset against a ranked team to earn the right to go to the state tournament. Fairfield (11-12) will take on third-ranked Benton Community (20-2) on Tuesday at Marengo in the regional finals. Benton took a 59-31 semifinal win over Grinnell Saturday to advance. Benton’s two losses this season are both to Center Point-Urbana.

Hanna Greiner added nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Brittany Kurtz scored 11 points as Fairfield avanged a 44-26 loss to Osky.

10th-ranked Oskaloosa — which finished second in the Little Hawkeye Conference — ends the season with 18-5 overall record. The 18 wins were the most in school history.

CLASS 4A, REGION 5 SEMIFINALS

Fairfield 54, Oskaloosa 49

Fair        14     16  8  16    —    54   

Osky        13     8  13  15    —    49   

Fairfield (54) — Sidney Baumann 27, Hanna Greiner 9, Brittany Kurtz 7, Marisa Repp 4, Miranda Metcalf 3, Sydney Burnett 2, McKenna Ledger 2. Totals 21-44 8-22 54.

3-point goals — 4-13 (Baumann 4). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — 35 (Greiner 10). Assists — 12 (Baumann 3, Repp 3). Steals — 6 (Baumann 2, Repp 2). Blocks — 1 (Greiner). Total fouls — 20.