By Sam Parsons
The Oskaloosa Indians hosted Fairfield for their season openers last night and split the girls and boys doubleheader.
The Indian girls got the night started with a bang, as they stormed out in front of Fairfield and never looked back. Jumping out to a 12-1 lead early, the Indians led 27-10 at halftime and finished the night with a 56-29 win on the back of strong performances offensively and defensively from Pressley Blommers, Kassie Johnson, and Dasia Foster.
The boys game was much more tightly contested. The Osky boys led early in the game by as much as 10 points, but the Trojans didn’t let it get away from them and were quick to rally back any time it threatened to do so. The score was 34-33 in favor of the Indians at halftime, with the Trojans finishing the half on an 11-2 run. The second half was just as back-and-forth as the first, with the game tied 63-63 in the final seconds thanks to clutch free throw shooting from Indians freshman Max Roach, but senior Trojan guard JJ Lane hit the game-winning 2 point jump shot with 3 seconds left to put Fairfield on top 65-63.
The Indians (1-0 girls, 0-1 boys) travel to Pella Christian this Friday.