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Fairview girls upset Legacy

By Paige Lindgren and Piper Salvator in Sports

The Fairview girls basketball team proved themselves Tuesday night in the dungeon against Legacy. Their fourth game during winter break culminated in a 5-2 overall record. The girls upset the number three ranked team 46-39, an unusually low score for Legacy, one of the highest scoring offenses in the state.

Man-to-man defense was key all night for Fairview. Legacy’s star guard, Kailey Edwards, was shut down early.

Although junior guard Katie Kuosman played a big part in Fairview’s defense “it was really a team effort,” she said. Kuosman also led the team offensively with 12 points along with sophomore Sarah Kaufman who added 11.

The Knights were unsure of their skill in comparison to Legacy going into the game. However, they have proved they have a shot at a deep run in the playoffs this season.

Not only was defense important for the win, but the Knights offense also stepped up. Half of their shots were three-pointers, but the other shots were just as important.  Five Fairview players combined for seven three-pointers (Kuosman 2, Sonia Ghosh 2, Meghan Higgins, Betty Yi, Kaufman).

This is an important win, and a big step for the Knights in the Front Range league title. They will have steep competition from Monarch, who they play next week. Come support the Knights at their next game at Mountain Range on Friday.

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