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(11/25) Fairfield Girls Basketball Team Rolls Over Mid-Prairie


Fairfield took control early and went on to beat Class 3A 13th rated Mid-Prairie 58-45 in a season opening varsity girls basketball home game last night. Nicole Buch came through with 21 points, 6 deflections, 4 assists and 4 steals. Sami Fritz totaled 12 rebounds, 8 points and 3 assists. Mackenzie Flattery provided 11 points, 5 boards and 2 steals. Molly Ryan had 8 points, 5 deflects, 3 steals and drew 3 charges. Mikaela Lunsford racked up 6 rebounds and 5 points. Taylor Ferrel contributed 6 deflections, 3 assists and 3 steals.

The Trojans were up 15-6 at the end of the 1st quarter, 29-7 during the 2nd period, 29-13 at halftime and 43-22 after 3. They face host Waterloo West 6:30 Friday night after Davenport North takes on Waterloo East. The losers play at 5 Saturday evening followed the winners meeting for the tournament title.

(11/25) Cardinal Knocks Off Albia In Girls Basketball


The Cardinal varsity girls basketball team took a 65-58 season opening win at Albia last night. Delaney Ridgway scored 25 and grabbed 10 rebounds. Jessie McElderry totaled 14 points and 7 boards. Lexi Fullenkamp netted 14 points and Sarah Schmidt contributed 9. The Comets begin conference play tonight with a visit to West Burlington.

(11/25) Washington Girls Basketball Team Downs EBF


Washington got by Class 2A 12th rated Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 53-47 in a season opening varsity girls basketball last night at Eddyville. Junior Morgan Kimball led their scoring with 23. She went 4 of 9 on 3 point field goals and hit 9 of 10 free throws. Sydney Hoffman finished with 8 points and Amber Salow added 7. The Demons visit Mid-Prairie next Tuesday.

(11/25) Fairfield Tops Aldo Leopold 8th Grade Girls A Squad


The Fairfield 8th grade A girls basketball team ripped Aldo Leopold of Burlington 40-8 yesterday. Ashley Bloomquist racked up 15 points and 4 rebounds. Blair Bowman grabbed 7 boards. Kara Jeffrey totaled 6 points and 4 rebounds. Malory Jones had 4 rebounds, 3 points and 2 steals. Olivia Roberts picked off 3 steals. Madison Kraemer provided 3 rebounds and 2 points. Jillian Dunlap and Alison Godwin each scored 2. They are now 5 and 2 this season.

Fairfield lost the B contest to Aldo Leopold 21-11. Ellie Baker and Jenna Wickencamp racked up 4 points apiece. Lura Gamrath scored 2. The Trojans host Ottumwa Monday.

(11/25) Fairfield 7th Grade Boys B Team Defeats Aldo Leopold


Fairfield downed Aldo Leopold of Burlington 32-24 in the 7th grade boys basketball B game yesterday. Nick Schillerstrom finished with 18 points. Jacob Scotton scored 6. Raven Steele netted 4 points. Connor Brookhart and Damien Johnson each scored 2. The Trojans A team fell to Aldo Leopold 40-32. Drew Martin totaled 14 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals. Carter Ferrel had 9 points. Matthew Swanson provided 6 boards, 3 assists and 2 points. Leone Gichure-Marira scored 5. Cameron Ledger contributed 2 points.

(11/25) Van Buren Girls Basketball Opener Postponed


The Van Buren girls basketball team was scheduled to start the season at home last night but the game ended up being called off when Belle Plaine dismissed school early due to snow. They are planning to make it up with Decmeber 11th or 13th mentioned as the possible dates.

(11/24) Pekin Girls Basketball Team Gets By Fairfield


Pekin took the varsity girls basketball Pride scrimmage at Fairfield 64-56 Friday night. Beth Atwood led the way totaling 25 points, 18 rebounds and 2 assists. Maci Gambell came through with 15 points. McKenna Gambell grabbed 8 boards. Gwynne Wright provided 7 points, 4 steals and 2 assists. Sloan Reighard scored 6. Bridget Fritchen had 4 points and Maddy Baker contributed 2 steals. The Panthers had a 23-14 advantage during the 4th quarter after trailing most of the way before that. They start the season tomorrow night visiting Lone Tree.

(11/24) IHCC Over State Fair And Western Nebraska In Basketball


The Division One 6th raked Indian Hills basketball team downed State Fair (Mo.) 104-90 Friday night on the Ottumwa campus. The Warriors also ripped Western Nebraska 112-84 Saturday night at home. IHCC is now 6 and 0. They play 3 times in Arizona this week including 8:30 Wednesday night at Mesa Community College, 8 Friday night at Central Arizona then 8:30 Saturday night at Division 2 preseason top ranked Phoenix College.

(11/24) IWC Mens Basketball Team Wins Twice


Iowa Wesleyan beat Ozark Christian College 91-80 Friday in the Faith Baptist College mens basketball tournament at Ankeny. They also knocked off the host team Saturday afternoon 94-82. The 3 and 0 Tigers visit Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois tomorrow night at 7:30.

(11/24) Fairfield Topped By Pekin In Girls Basketball


The Fairfield varsity girls basketball team dropped the Pride scrimmage with Pekin 64-56 at home on Friday night. Mackenzie Flattery totaled 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Sami Fritz finished with 17 points, 9 boards, 4 assists and 4 steals. Nicole Buch racked up 9 assists and 6 points. Mikaela Lunsford had 6 rebounds, 4 points and 3 steals. Kylie Kurtz provided 4 points and 3 boards. Molly Ryan added 3 rebounds. 

The Trojans built the biggest lead of the game 32-19 during the 2nd quarter and were still up 33-28 at halftime. Pekin went on top for the first tme 53-52 in the 4th period. Fairfield led once more 54-53 at the 3:56 mark but the Panthers netted 9 straight before a pair of free throws ended the run with just under 30 seconds left. Fairfield will open the season hosting Class 3A 13th ranked Mid-Prairie tonight.

(11/24) IWC Womesn Basketball Team Defeated By Mount Mercy


Iowa Wesleyan College came up short 80-75 in womens basketball with Mount Mercy at Cedar Rapids Saturday afternoon. Van Buren High School graduate Makenzie Zeitler contributed to the win with 10 points and 5 rebounds. The 0 and 2 Tigers are scheduled to play Whitman College at noon Friday as part of the Colorado tournament in Colorado Springs.

(11/21) Fairfield Edges Keokuk In 8th Grade Girls Basketball


The Fairfield 8th grade girls basketball A team nipped Keokuk 27-26 on the road yesterday. Malory Jones led the way totaling 10 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Kara Jeffrey racked up 6 points, 3 boards and 2 steals. Blair Bowman scored 5 and had 5 steals. Ashley Bloomquist netted 5 points. Alison Godwin provided 3 rebounds and 2 points. Jill Dunlap and Olivia Roberts contributed 2 points apiece. 

(11/21) IWC Womens Basketball Team Defeated By Simpson


Iowa Wesleyan opened the womens basketball season last night and came up short 70-56 against Simpson in Mount Pleasant. The Tigers are scheduled to visit 4 and 2 Mount Mercy tomorrow afternoon at 1. Van Buren High School graduate Makenzie Zeitler is the leading rebounder for the Cedar Rapids college with 9.3 per game. The junior has the 2nd best scoring average of 10.8 and has started each contest.

(11/21) Fairfield Topped By Keokuk In 7th Grade Boys Basketball


The Fairfield 7th grade A boys basketball team lost to Keokuk 47-29 yesterday. Drew Martin finished with 8 points and 2 steals. Nick Schillerstrom scored 7. Matthew Swanson provided 6 points and 3 rebouns. Carter Ferrel totaled 4 boards and 4 points. Josh Brewington had 4 points. Elon Ledger grabbed 4 rebounds.

Fairfield dropped the B game 24-14. No individual stats were available.

(11/21) IWC Mens Basketball Team Playing Twice This Weekend


Iowa Wesleyan will play Ozark Christian College at 4 today in Ankeny as part of the Faith Baptist Bible College tournament. The Tigers then are scheduled to face the host team Saturday at the same time. IWC is 1 and 0 this season.