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FAIRFIELD — The wonder twin powers were activated on Friday night at Fairfield High School as the Trojan girls basketball team got 44 out of their senior sisters in a 63-24 blowout win over Ottumwa.
Danielle Breen’s 16-point third quarter helped her drop 23 in the non-conference victory. Delaney Breen put up 21.
“I thought the reason it flowed so well was because of spacing,” Danielle Breen said. “Offensively, we've been working on spacing as a team, and that just allowed Delaney and I to get a lot of shots up.”
Fairfield went coast-to-coast and never let Ottumwa get any confidence. The Trojans had it wrapped up after three quarters, and neither Breen sister had to see the floor in the fourth.
“If they shoot like that, we're going to be fine,” Fairfield coach Pat Pacha said.
Fairfield rattled Ottumwa with a full-court press that created opportunity after opportunity for Trojan baskets. It was Delaney Breen who benefited the most from that, racking up 19 points in the first half.
“It didn't feel like a lot of points,’ Delaney Breen said. ”I just kind of looked at the board once and was like, 'Oh, OK, 19!'“
The Trojans didn’t shoot that much more efficiently than the Bulldogs. Both teams finished just under 46% from the field, but Fairfield forced 27 turnovers and dominated the boards, pulling down 21 offensive rebounds.
“Every single girl on our team is willing to rebound, and they're good rebounders,” Danielle Breen said. “Kelsey (Pacha) and Mallory (Lyon) especially, they go up and grab those balls, and that's really nice to have.”
Danielle Breen complemented her 23-point game with six steals. Delaney Breen knocked down five 3-pointers en route to 21.
Anna Dunlap added seven points. Lyon finished with three points and nine rebounds. Maddie Jones scored three points.
Pacha finished with two points and eight rebounds. Brynley Allison had two points and four assists, and Ashlyn Lisk added a pair of points to the total.
Fairfield is now 2-1 on the year. They’ll have a big one on Friday night as they travel to take on defending Southeast Conference champion Fort Madison in a battle of teams that stand 1-0 in league play.