Lady Eagles fall to Fairfield, 44-23
Haleigh Gross defends a pass against a Lady Falcon Friday.
GOSHEN â€” On the heels of the teamâ€™s first win, the Lady Eagles came into their first Northeast Corner Conference hoping to start out on top.
But Fairfieldâ€™s pressure was too much for Churubusco, forcing a 44-23 loss.
Churubusco didnâ€™t score until 4:30 ran off the clock in the first quarter with a set of free throws by Haleigh Gross.
â€™Buscoâ€™s scorers became more diverse in the second quarter, with baskets by Lacey Pulley, Heather Monk, Morgan Young and another pair of free throws by Gross.
Gross was 6-for-7 from the stripe in the first half.
Churubusco pulled the score to within two (16-14) with 1:43 left in the half.
With three seconds left, Lady Falcon Kelsie Camacho scored a three pointer to close out the half.
Not only did the Lady Eagles face a deficit on the scoreboard, but senior Morgan Young, who has sat the bench for the first three games due to a knee injury, went out with a hurt ankle in the third.
The fourth quarter was much like the rest; Churubusco struggled against Fairfieldâ€™s pressure, scoring eight points in the final eight minutes of the game.
The Lady Falcons tallied nine, leaving the final score 44-23.
Churubusco is back in action Tuesday at Woodlan.
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