11 January 2014

Girls B-Ball: Defense carries Tigers past Wingers

The Tigers (6-6) have already tripled their win total from last season
The Farmington defense held the opposition to its lowest point total of the season Friday night in a 43-31 Missota Conference win at Red Wing.

The win evened the Tigers' season record at 6-6. Coach Sondra Chadwick's squad is 1-1 in Missota Conference play.

The Wingers slowed the pace to a crawl in the opening half but the pesky Tiger defense and patient offense were up to the task. Farmington jumped to a quick 14-2 lead and hit the halftime break with a 23-11 cushion..

"We kept them out of the paint," Chadwick said, "and they had to settle for outside shots that they weren't able to hit."

The Tigers, meanwhile, feasted on long range shots, canning half a dozen three-pointers in the opening half. Sofia Chadwick and Kaitlyn Gorden each drained two and Alicia Hett and Leah Hammond had one apiece.

The second half was more of the same as the visitors stretched their lead to its widest margin at 36-21.

Sofia Chadwick led all scorers with 15 points and Gorden added a statistical double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

"Kaitlyn has really been active on the boards the last couple of games," coach Chadwick said.

A big part of the Tiger victory came from their dominance on the glass where they held a 39-30 edge.

"It was great to see the girls bounce back after a tough loss at Northfield on Tuesday," Chadwick said. "They were determined to get a win tonight and that's how they played."

Next week the Tigers get a double dose of Missota Conference action with two home games on the docket, Tuesday with state-rated New Prague and Friday against Holy Angels.