28 December 2013

Girls B-Ball: Cold second half costs Tigers

Sofia Chadwick scored a team-high 15 points (file photo by Jim Lindquist)
In what has become somewhat of trend the Tigers stayed with a quality team for a half only to struggle after the break.

This time the second half fade came in a 66-34 loss to state-rated Minneapolis Washburn in Friday's opening round of the Monticello Holiday Tournament.

Farmington trailed just 29-25 at intermission but managed only nine points over the final 18 minutes to lose its fourth straight game and see its season record dip to 3-5.

Part of the problem came in the lack of a balanced scoring attack. All-Missota Conference guard Sofia Chadwick scored a team-high 15 points and backcourt mate Alicia Hett had seven but the rest of the lineup produced just 12 points.

The Monticello tournament continues today. The Tigers will meet Princeton, a 75-67 loser to Staple-Motley in its opening round game, in second round play. Tip-off is slated for 5:00 p.m.