Deerfield girls’ varsity basketball enjoyed a well-earned win on the road at Exeter on Saturday. DA took control early in the game with relentless man to man defense and full court pressure. Though it took a while for shots to fall, DA’s control of the ball and fast breaks helped them keep a solid lead of 13 points to end the first half. Deerfield was eager to prove they are a second half team and came out with energy and focus for the final 16 minutes. They extended their lead another 10 points in the second half to end the game with a decisive 23-point advantage. Deerfield enjoyed balanced scoring with forwards Lily Fauver and Erika Ekhator contributing 10 and 9 points respectively, Felicia Renelus and Emma Reavis adding 9 points, and Megan Graves and Erin Tudryn each chipping in 6. This is the first time Deerfield girls’ varsity basketball has beaten Exeter in at least 4 years, and the win was especially sweet after the long bus ride up North. Deerfield is traveling again this week with a short trip down the road to Williston-Northampton on Wednesday.