Firebirds continue to romp in girls’ basketball tournament

Firebirds continue to romp in girls' basketball tournament

Chelsea Welch brings the ball up the floor in the game against Mason Tuesday night.

By Jessica Wuensch, Staff Writer

The Fairmont Girls’ Varsity Basketball team is headed to the Regional Finals after a 48-35 win against Mason on Tuesday, March 8, at the Nutter Center.

Sophomore Chelsea Welch, the Firebirds’ starting point guard, collected 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists to help Fairmont prove victorious. Starting forwards Makayla Waterman and Kathryn Westbeld, both freshmen, also aided the win by scoring 13 and 12 points respectively. Westbeld also had 10 rebounds.

Fairmont, which has a record of 24-1, will play Springboro, 24-2, in the Regional Finals on Friday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Nutter Center. A victory over Springboro would send the Firebirds to the Final Four.

Tickets for the Friday night game are $6 if purchased in the Fairmont Athletic Office and $8 if purchased at the door.