By: Jack Jewitt
FAIRVIEW PARK, OH – The Warriors hosted visiting Brookside Cardinals for a non-conference match; Fairview’s first game of the year. With slow starts for both sides, it was the Cardinals that pushed forward. Sophomore Savanah Wells led the Cardinals with all six of their points in the First quarter. Not a whole lot of offense produced in the first for the Warriors but played tough defensively as Junior Hailey Weaver had a pair of blocks.
Brookside started with the ball in the second quarter but committed a five-second violation. The Lady Warriors took advantage as they went 3-3 coming out of the first quarter. The Warriors looked very strong defensively as the amount of steals and blocks began to rack up. The end of the second quarter came to a finish as Hailey Weaver was the leading scorer for the Warriors with six points.
With both teams coming out of the half time break hard it was Brookside that came out strong, hitting back to back shots in a matter of ten seconds. The Warriors seemed to really come alive as they pulled away from the Cardinals and defensively shut them down. Warriors led 33-14 at the end of the third quarter.
Not a whole lot of action in the fourth quarter other than some foul play but the Lady Warriors prevailed as they went on to win their first game of the year 41-20.
Player of the Game: Lizzy Williams
Lizzy Williams had a pair of free throws to go alongside five baskets, totaling her to twelve points for the game.
How does it feel to come out here and get a win in your first game?
“It feels good, definitely didn’t want to lose our first game of the season, and I feel like it sets a good tone for the rest of the season.”
What would you say was your team’s biggest strength tonight?
“I think our defense and our bench helped us a lot. Our defense helped transfer into our offense which made the game easier.”