15 December 2013

Girls B-Ball: Huskies halt Tiger win streak

Jordyn Homeier 8 points (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Unbeaten Owatonna (7-0) brought Farmington's (3-2) three-game winning streak to a screeching halt with a 73-39 win Saturday night in Owatonna.

"They are a very good team, very deep and fundamentally solid," Farmington coach Sondra Chadwick said. " We knew it would be our toughest opponent thus far..."

The Tigers scored the first basket of the night on a steal and a lay-up by Sofia Chadwick and the for first seven minutes the teams played competitive basketball.

"That was fun to watch," coach Chadwick said, "It was the best basketball we have played this season."

The talented Huskies sped up the game from there, however, and combined with the Tigers' lack of depth, which was strained even more by the loss of Sofia Chadwick to an undetermined head injury, spelled double trouble for the visitors.

The Huskies led by 13 points at intermission and turned the contest into a rout after the break.

Abby Gallus led the Farmington scoring for the second straight game with 11 points. Alicia Hett and Jordyn Homeier each netted eight points and Morgan Mach added six.

"We still have some work to do in terms of our defense and in executing our offense," Chadwick said. "We will continue to focus on those things as we have two solid opponents this week in Rosemount and Woodbury."

Tuesday the Tigers travel up Highway 3 to take on the Irish before returning home on Thursday to battle the Royals.