11 December 2010

Girls Basketball: Tigers tame Irish 54-42 for fourth straight

Taylor Meyer 18 points, 8 rebounds
Jordan Bridges (below) 11 points, 15 rebounds

The unbeaten Tigers used another strong performance by their Twin Towers of Taylor Meyer and Jordan Bridges and a suffocating defense to down Rosemount 52-44 Friday, Dec, 10, at Tiger Gym.
The victory was the fourth straight for Farmington; Rosemount is 3-3.
Meyer scored 14 of her game-high 18 points in the first half as the Tigers took a slim 28-25 lead to the halftime break.
The first eight minutes of the second half proved to be the turning point as the sticky Farmington defense limited the Irish to just three points while the offense stretched the lead to double digits.
Bridges keyed the offense in the second period, netting nine of her 11 markers after intermission. Shelby Calhoun and Paige Steele also played key roles in the second half surge, scoring five points apiece.
The efficient Tigers made half of their 46 field goal tries while holding the opposition to just 27 percent shooting (12 for 44).
"We made it hard for them to get good looks at the basket," coach Jason Berg said, "especially their best player (Rachel Hoeppner). We also did a good job of rebounding again."
The Tiger defense limited Hoeppner to 12 points, six below her season average and fewer than half of the 25 she put up in her last game against Rochester Mayo.
Bridges had a monster night on the boards with 15 rebounds as the Tigers ourebounded their guests by a 40-25 count. Meyer added eight caroms and Elena Koch pulled down seven. Koch also dished out a team-high four assists and had a pair of blocks.
"The kids are playing very unselfish basketball and they are playing to their strengths," Berg said. "They really don't care who does what. They are just trying to help the team have a chance to win."
Tuesday, Dec. 14, the Tigers entertain Lakeville South and Friday they travel to Minneapolis for a non-conference clash with Washburn.