Sports

Fairfield splits with Burlington

The Fairfield boys and girls basketball teams played Southeast Conference foe Burlington Friday in two different locations with two different results.

The Fairfield girls (6-3, 4-1) sprinted out to a 33-7 halftime lead and had a continuous clock in the fourth quarter for a 67-33 win in Burlington (0-10, 0-5).

The Trojan boys (1-8, 0-5) played two good quarters losing the first 15-14 and winning the third 19-17 but scored eight in the other two combined and lost 73-39 to the visiting Grayhounds (5-6, 4-1).

Max Weaton was “terrific,” scoring from inside and outside with 23 points and 11 rebounds “versus a very strong, athletic defense,” Fairfield head coach Mick Flattery said. “We need to continue developing multiple scorers that are more consistent. Our league is really good.”

The boys start a three-week stretch of three games each week with six of the next nine games at home.

The Fairfield boys host Davis County Monday and go to Keokuk Tuesday, then home with Fort Madison on Thursday.

The girls play tonight at Van Buren County and at Keokuk Tuesday.

Hannah Simpson (18 points and five rebounds) and Danielle Breen (15 points) had a combined total that matched Burlington’s score. Mallory Lyon six rebounds and Delaney Breen each produced nine points and two steals. Anna Westphal, Anna Dunlap (six steals), Olivia Jones each scored four while Brynley Allison and Hannah Bergren had two apiece.

“We played a good first half defensively and had good balance in our scoring,” Fairfield head coach Pat Pacha said. I “t’s good to get everyone into the game and contribute.”