Trying to qualify for the district tournament for the first time since the 2007-08 season, Fairfield needs as many wins as it can possibly get.
Unfortunately for the Knights, they ran into a red-hot York Catholic squad and the Fighting Irish raced past them to a 70-52 victory in a YAIAA-3 boys’ basketball contest Monday night at Richard Stroup Gymnasium in Fairfield.
Fairfield (8-6, 6-6) began the night fourth in the District 3 Class 2A power rankings, but the loss dropped the Knights to fifth, with only the top four earning a berth in the postseason.
The Knights have three games remaining this week to try to get back into the top four. They host Delone Catholic tonight, play at Southern Huntington on Thursday and at Hanover on Saturday.