The Washington Demon boy’s struggles continued last night against Fairfield, as they fell 43-38.
Washington started the game with some good shooting my Justin Hoffman and Alex Coker getting the Demons a quick lead, and then someone turned out the lights.
Washington did not score for just under 10 minutes of the first half, getting their next points from a free throw more than halfway through the second quarter, as they scored just five in the second to trail the Trojans by 11 going into the locker room 22-11.
The Demons came out fired up with their defense to shut down Fairfield and did not, as Fairfield put up 14 more points, but the Demons were within 10 by putting up 15 of their own.
Washington caused some late game drama in the fourth quarter, cutting a lead that was up to 12 at one point down to just four, but after three steals in a row and multiple missed layups, Washington fell to Fairfield 43-38.
The Demons were led by 12 from Justin Hoffman and 10 from Kyle Roder.
Demon head coach Bryce Smeins said when the game is on the line, you have to convert of the takeaways.
“I think they turned it over three times in a row and we got zero out of it and that is when you need to score, you work really hard on the press and your get a turnover, and then you end up not scoring in the end of it, and hurt us down the stretch,” Smeins said. “I thought defensively our press bothered them a lot in the second half, we just didn’t finish on the end of it.”
Washington falls to 0-1 in the conference.