18 December 2013

Girls B-Ball: Turnovers do in Tigers

Morgan Mach career-high 13 points
Rosemount's full-court pressure gave the Tigers fits Tuesday night in an 82-57 non-conference road loss Tuesday night.

The Irish forced 20-plus turnovers by Farmington (3-3) who played without the services of point guard and leading scorer Sofia Chadwick who sat out with concussion symptoms sustained in Saturday's game in Owatonna.

"We had difficulty getting any offense started because we didn't take care of the basketball," coach Sondra Chadwick said. "We will just have to learn from this, work hard on being stronger with the ball, and focus on the next game."

The visitors stayed in the contest early and trailed only 24-20 ten minutes into the first half. From there the Irish cranked up the defense and by the halftime horn sounded Rosemount was sitting pretty with a 21-point lead."

The final 18 minutes featured more of the same with the Irish press converting Tiger turnovers into points.

Chadwick said the loss was not without its positives, however.

Alicia Hett and Morgan Mach tied for team honors in scoring with 13 points apiece and Abby Gallus filled up the stat sheet with nine points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Leah Hammond came off the bench and drained three three-pointers in the second half.

"Even though we had a tough time executing, it was not due to a lack of effort as these girls played hard until the end," Chadwick said. 

The Tigers return home Thursday night to take on Woodbury in a another non-conference game. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Tiger Gym.