DANVILLE — There was a lid on the rim on Monday night in Danville, at least when the shots were coming off the fingertips of Fairfield players. The Trojans struggled on the offensive side of the ball in a 58-39 loss.
Fairfield shot just 27.5 percent from the field, 23.5 percent from behind the 3-point line and 41.2 percent at the line, all considerably lower than the season average.
The game was tied 9-9 after the first quarter, but Danville took a 24-16 lead into halftime, and then pushed that advantage to double digits, leading 40-29 after three. The Bears would put up a game-high 18 in the fourth.
Tate Allen scored 14 points to lead the Trojans. He went 4-for-10 from 3-point land, while the rest of the team was 0-for-7.
Max Weaton 12 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. J.J. Lane tallied six points and three steals. Isaac Harris finished the night with four points. Myles McEntee had two, and Kyle Jeffery scored one.
Fairfield is now 1-7 overall. The Trojans will look to improve on that mark, as well as their 0-4 conference record, when they travel to Burlington (4-5, 3-1) on Friday night.