The Fairfield boys? 9th grade basketball team played SEC foe Keokuk in their first half finale last week. The youngsters of Troy led 12-6 at the end of one period, but held on to just a 25-22 advantage at the break. The Trojans maintained a 40-32 spread in their favor at the end of three quarters, but the Chiefs increased their full-court pressure, which gave Fairfield fits as they were outscored 25-10 in the fourth quarter, losing the game 57-50.
Leading scorer was Waugh with 18, followed by Schafer and Whitney who each had nine a piece. Kapijimpanga add five, Jeffrey had four, Holden tossed in three and Crile netted two points.