29 December 2013

Girls B-Ball: Losing streak over

Jordyn Homeier 14 points, 6 rebounds (photo by J. Lindquist)
Farmington snapped a four-game losing streak with a 59-48 win over Princeton Saturday night at the Monticello Holiday Tournament.

The victory raised the Tiger's season record back near the .500 mark at 4-5.

"Another slow start for us but we finished the first half strong," coach Sondra Chadwick said. "The difference in the game was we did a great job attacking the basket and drawing fouls in the second half."

Farmington led by a single point, 24-23, at halftime before pulling away after the break thanks in large part to getting to the charity stripe.

The Tigers went to the free throw line 31 times for the night, converting 19. Sofia Chadwick and Abby Gallus each made clutch free throws down the stretch to preserve the lead.

Chadwick had a solid all-around game, topping all scorers with 20 points, pulling down a team-high 10 rebounds, handing out seven assists and coming up with three steals. She also drained 12 of 14 free throw attempts.

Jordyn Homeier turned in her best effort of the the season with 14 points and six rebounds.

"This was one of the best all-around games I have seen Jordyn play," coach Chadwick said.

Gallus, who spent much of the first half on the bench with foul trouble, scored all nine of her points in the second half.

Coach Chadwick also liked her team's defensive  effort that held Jenna Doyle, Princeton's leading scorer, to just four points.

"I thought Kaitlyn Gorden, Sydney Speer, Aly Grebner and Heidi Lambrecht did an incredible job on her," she said.

The Tiger junior varsity and ninth grade teams each went 2-0 at the tournament, giving Farmington a 5-1 run over the two days.

 "Overall, it was a great showing for our program," Chadwick said.

The Tigers will try to get back to the .500 mark next Friday (Jan. 3) when they travel to Henry Sibley for a non-conference game.