Washington JV girls limit Fairfield to four second-half points in victory
FAIRFIELD — Washington limited Fairfield to just four points in the second half of Friday’s junior varsity girls’ basketball game as the Demons pulled away for a 52-26 win.
The Demons (3-3) jumped out to a 16-4 lead in the first quarter, but Fairfield trimmed the lead to 26-22 by halftime. But Washington limited the Trojans to just one field goal and a pair of free throws in the second half.
“I was not very happy at halftime and gave them a little bit of a spirited speech,” Washington head coach Jay Zieglowsky said. “They came out and played incredible in the second half. We came out in the third quarter and out-scored them 16-2.”
Junior Grace Redlinger led the Demons in four statistical categories, finishing with 14 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and six steals.
“She came to play,” Zieglowsky said of Redlinger.
Junior Dema Giardino added nine points, three steals and three assists for the Demons, and sophomore Sydney Hoffman scored seven points. Sophomore Macy Marek scored five points, and sophomore Dylann Schluetter had five points to go with six rebounds.
“I really thought Dylann played her best game of the year,” Zieglowsky said. “She’s a bit timid at times, but for the first time I thought she really attacked the basket like she can.”
Sophomores Rachael Hall and Jordan Stout chipped in three points apiece. Junior Addie Shive, sophomore Makenna Goodwin and freshman McKayla Miller each scored two points. Freshman Addie Pacha contributed three rebounds.