FAIRBURY – The Fairbury girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season Saturday, holding off Fillmore Central 41-38.
Fairbury led by as much as nine in the second quarter, but Fillmore Central battled back to take a 25-24 lead into halftime. Fairbury responded though, and began the third on an 8-0 run to take the lead for good. Fillmore Central kept it close but some timely baskets by Jaelle Johnson helped the Lady Jeffs hold off the comeback attempt.
Johnson led all scorers in the game with 14 points and Sara Huss added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jackie Schelkopf paced Fillmore Central with nine points.
The boys game was close early, but Fillmore Central took control for a 53-33 victory.
The Panthers opened up an early lead and were up by seven after one quarter before Fairbury was able to tie the game at 21 late in the second. It was all Fillmore Central after that as they went on a 19-2 run that spanned the second and third quarters to put the game away.
Kole Karcher had a hot shooting night to lead the way with 21 points and Trevor Swartz chipped in 13. Zach Holes paced Fairbury with eight points.
Up next for the Jeffs will be a trip to Superior on Tuesday while Fillmore Central travels to St. Paul on Friday.
Girls Box Score
Fillmore Central (0-2) 7 18 3 10 38
Fairbury (1-1) 13 11 8 9 41
Grace Jacobson 2, Jackie Schelkopf 9, Lydia Birky 2, Erin Schmidt 5, Jamey Broman 5, Rhiannon Shaner 3, Macy Scott 8, Alexis Schmidt 4
Claire Shumard 4, Jaelle Johnson 14, Cora DeBoer 2, Sara Huss 10, Macy Ohlde 7, Jessa Eden 4
Boys Box Score
Fillmore Central (1-1) 13 15 15 10 53
Fairbury (0-2) 6 15 4 8 33
Kole Karcher 21, Brock Tatro 2, Trevor Swartz 13, Seth Kenley 5, Chandler Schelkopf 8, Isaah Stucky 2
Joseph Melcher 2, Isaac Robertson 7, Adam Wasserman 6, Kellen Parrack 2, Chance Amundson 2, Zach Holes 8, Cayman DeBoer 6