Fairfield Boys Basketball Team Wins At Ottumwa

Fairfield held off Ottumwa 54-51 in varsity boys basketball Tuesday night. Carson Crile scored 20 with 15 on 3 point field goals, provided 5 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists. Austin Simpson finished with 13 points, 3 boards and 2 assists. Collin Breen scored 10. Tristin Waugh totaled 7 points and 4 rebounds. Drew Martin contributed 3 boards. This is the Trojans first win over Ottumwa since 1998. They are 2 and 1 this season.

Colby Reed paced the Bulldogs totaling 19 points and 2 assists. Trae Swartz racked up up 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Caleb Vasconez had 7 points, 6 boards and 2 steals. Lathan Hamm provided 6 points and 5 assists. Ryan Simmer grabbed 4 rebounds. Ottumwa now has a record of 1 and 2.

Fairfield built a 39-24 lead in the 3rd quarter. The Bulldogs rallied within 41-38 early in the final period then it stayed close down the stretch.