04 January 2014

Girls B-Ball: Back to .500

Sofia Chadwick 31 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Sofia Chadwick scored a game-high 31 points and the Tigers shot a season-high 49 percent from the floor (24 of 49) on the way to a 79-62 win over Henry Sibley Friday night in West St. Paul.

The victory was the second straight for Farmington and raised its season record back to the .500 mark at 5-5.

"We were still not at 100 percent strength tonight due to illness," coach Sondra Chadwick said, "but we had some kids step up and play well.

"I wasn't too happy with giving up 62 points, but the girls shot well enough and hit their free throws to keep us ahead."

Starting forward Jordyn Homeier missed the game due to illness and center Kaitlyn Gorden fell ill during the game and did not return after intermission.

Farmington raced to a 40-25 halftime lead and then traded baskets with the Warriors for most of the second period.

One of the big factors in the win was foul shooting. The Tigers converted 24 of 28 tries from the charity stripe (86 percent), including 16 out of 20 in the second half.

Abby Gallus 16 points on 5 of 7 shooting (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Chadwick passed the 30-point mark in a game for the second time this season with 14 of her 31 coming off Sibley turnovers. The all-Missota Conference guard also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out five assists.

Chadwick got good offensive support from Abby Gallus and Alicia Hett who finished with 16 and 13 points respectively. Gallus was an efficient five for seven form the field and Hett nailed a trio of three-pointers in the first half.

"That brought Sibley out of their zone," coach Chadwick said.

Leah Hammond finished with eight points. Morgan Mach chipped in with six and Heidi Lambrecht had five.

Tuesday the Tigers will be looking to run their win streak to three games when they travel to Northfield for a Missota Conference match-up with the Raiders.