Trojans lose at home in 2OT, win on road

The Fairfield freshman basketball team lost to SEC rival Washington 58-53 in 2OT Friday at the Roosevelt Rec Center, before traveling to Davis County Monday where they, along with the varsity, defeated the Mustangs 44-33.


Friday versus Washington

The Trojans led 14-8 after one quarter and played aggressively to maintain a six point lead at the half, 31-25. Fairfield failed to produce much offense in the third period, mustering only four points and allowing the Demons to reduce their deficit to 35-32 entering the final eight minutes.

The final frame saw an abundance of defense as the Demons outscored the Trojans 8-5 to force overtime with the score tied at 40.

The first extra session saw both teams score six points, although Fairfield had the ball with a chance to win with :12 remaining and they failed to get a good shot off.

The Trojans had two players foul out early in the second overtime which allowed the Demons to attack the basket and take the lead for good with late free throws.

Scoring totals were: Nathan Whitney 17 points, Ethan Waugh 13 points, Blake Holden 10 points, Landen Schafer six points, Xavier Kapijimpanga five points and Kyle Jeffrey two points.


Monday at Davis County

The Trojans started slow offensively and trailed 4-0 midway through the opening period before scoring seven unanswered to end the first eight minutes. Fairfield then outscored Davis County 14-6 to take a 21-10 halftime lead. The young Trojans held a 30-19 lead after three and the final was 44-33 for a double-digit road win.

Scoring totals were: Ethan Waugh 16 points, Blake Holden 10 points, Nathan Whitney six points, Kyle Jeffrey four points, Jeremy Crile three points and Landen Schafer two points.

The guys now have a week off before their next game Monday Jan. 29 versus Albia.