08 January 2014

Girls- B-Ball: Cold-shooting plagues Tigers

Kaitlyn Gorden pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Farmington's shooting percentage rivaled the outside air temperature Tuesday night in a 41-35 Missota Conference loss at Northfield.

The Tigers made just 13 of 50 shots in the contest (26 percent) and got to the free throw line just six times the entire game.

"With the three-day break without practice, we were either going to come out looking re-energized or rusty," coach Sondra Chadwick said. "Unfortunately, it was the latter.

"We got good shots but they just wouldn’t drop for us tonight...I was disappointed that we were not more aggressive getting to the basket and settling for outside shots. We need to be more aggressive with our dribble penetration against a zone."

The Tiger defense forced several Raider turnovers in the opening half but not many turned into points thanks to the ice-cold shooting. The visitors trailed 21-19 at intermission.

The basket seemed to get even smaller for Farmington after the break with the Tigers managing just 16 second half points. The Raiders sealed the win with clutch free throw shooting in the final minute.

Abby Gallus was the top Tiger scorer with 11 points. Sofia Chadwick and Jordyn Homeier each finished with six points. Kaitlyn Gorden and Alicia Hett each had five.

Gorden pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds.Chadwick led in assists with four and she and Gorden each recorded five steals.

The Tigers return to action Friday night when they travel to Red Wing for another league contest.