20 December 2013

Girls B-Ball: Tiired Tigers fall to Royals

Sofia Chadwick scored 17 points in her return to the lineup (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Playing three games in six days, all losses, does not appear to be a recipe for success for the Tigers.

Woodbury added the third strike to a losing week with a 61-35 defeat Thursday night at Tiger Gym.

"Three games in less than a week left us looking very fatigued and we had a hard time finding a spark to get us going," Farmington coach Sondra Chadwick said. "We put together a late comeback int he first half but came out flat again in the second half."

Woodbury (4-1) jumped to an early 16-6 lead before Farmington (3-4) rallied to make it a two-possession game at 26-20 at the halftime break.

The final 18 minutes belonged to the Royals who outscored the home team 35-15 after intermission.

One positive in the defeat was the return of leading scorer Sofia Cahadwick who had missed virtually all of the  previous two games with concussion symptoms. Abby Gallus, the team's second leading scorer, missed the contest due to illness, however.

"We need the kids healthy in order to field a full squad," coach Chadwick said. "We are a team that needs to play full-court and that has been difficult to do being short-handed the past three games."

Chadwick accounted for almost half the Tiger offense with 17 points. Morgan Mach added six points and Jordyn Homeier had five.

Another big stat in the loss came in the rebounding department where the Tigers had just 12 boards.

"The girls worked hard tonight," coach Chadwick said, "but we have a lot of work to do over the break in order to prepare us for the Monticello Holiday Tournament."

Farmignton plays in the four team Monticello tourney December 27-28, openign with state-rated Minneapolis Washburn.