Fairfield knocks down Knoxville

The Trojan girls road win over a previously ranked high school basketball team highlighted Tuesday’s area games.

Fairfield 81, Knoxville 52.

Shay Drish nailed 26 points and hammered the boards for seven rebounds to lead Fairfield in both categories. Delaney Brren scored 17, Danielle Breen 15, and Destiney Gridley and Olivia Jones 10 apiece.

“We really jelled on offense and it led to a lot of points,” FHS coach Jeff Miller said. “This is the best the offense has looked all year. The girls made the extra passes to get the score. Shay did an excellent job leading the girls on offense.”

Knoxville (19-2) has two girls that have scored over 1,000 in their career and the Trojans played a triangle and two defense on them that held them to a total of 24 points. Knoxville averages 60 points and those two average 46.

“We put five different girls on their two big scorers and and it was very effective,” Miller said. “We forced them into taking tough shots and with all the different bodies we put on them and they were very tired at the end of the game. A special shout out to Olivia Jones, Danielle Breen, Delaney Breen, Anna Dunlap and Destiny Gridley for the job they did limiting their scoring.”

Fairfield is 12-7 and plays at Mt. Pleasant Saturday and at Burlington Saturday.

Danville 53, Hillcrest Academy 32

Yani Gutierrez led Hillcrest with 18 points, two steals and six rebounds in the Super Conference non-divisional road game. Esther Hughes added 11 points, four assists, two steals and five rebounds.

Monticello 57, Mid-Prairie 17

The 12th-ranked Class 2A visitors won the River Valley Conference game Monday.

Myah Lugar scored nine points in the loss.

The Golden Hawks play at West Liberty Saturday.

Hillcrest Academy 60, Danville 56

An 18-10 advantage in the fourth quarter was the difference Tuesday for the Ravens (0-9) in the SEISC nondivisional boys game. Hillcrest led 32-28 at halftime.

Eli Ours had 26 points in the win while Kobe Borntrager added 12 and Drew Blauvelt 10.

Hillcrest plays at HLV Friday.

Columbus 54, Louisa-Muscatine 37

The Wildcats got their second win in the last three games and third victory in the last six contests behind 18 points from Eric Valdez. Bawi Uk added 10 points. Valdez also had seven rebounds, two steals and five assists.

Columbus took control with a 16-7 lead by the end of the first quarter and extended the advantage in each successive stanza.

Highland 54, Lone Tree 50

The Huskies improved to 18-4, 14-2 with the North road win.

Zack Lasek had 17 points and 14 rebounds while Mason McFarland went for 14 points and Derrick Sandburg and Cole Adamson had a combined 17 points.

Wapello at Pekin

Keota 69, Davis County 52

A 24-10 start to the game spurred the Eagles victory.

JD Stout poured in 35 points on 13-of-18 shooting. Eagles teammate Brady Duwa produced 13 points, nine rebounds, four steals, four blocks and five assists. Carson Sprouse tallied 13 points six assists and three recounds.

The nonconference road win put the Eagles record at 17-3. Keota hosts Wapello Friday.

Mid-Prairie 67, Durant 56

At Wellman, the Golden Hawks (7-13) won their fourth consecutive RVC game.

Carter Harmsen had 25 points and 10 rebounds, going 4-of-5 from 3-point land, 8-of-13 overall and 5-for-6 at the foul line. Mid-Prairie teammate Ethan Trimpe had 21 points and seven rebounds. Brad Tornow contributed six rebounds and six assists.

Mid-Prairie hosts Monticello tonight.