25 January 2014

Girls B-Ball: Late Storm flurry sinks Tigers

Abby Gallus career-high 8 rebounds (photo by J. Lindquist)
Chanhassen outscored the Tigers 20-6 over the final seven minutes of the game on the way to a 52-37 Missota Conference win Friday night at Chanhassen.

The loss ended a three-game Tiger win streak and left them with an 8-7 season mark; 3-2 in the Missota Conference.

"There was literally a lid on the basket tonight for us ," Tiger coach Sondra Chadwick said. "We had great open looks. It was the kind of night you were just waiting for the lid to come off and someone get a spark going and it just never happened. 

"When those open shots didn't fall the girls became less aggressive. That's how we found ourselves on the losing end of that run at the end."

The Tigers trailed the Storm 28-23 at intermission but took the lead at 32-31 before the invisible protective shield appeared over the Farmington basket.

Chadwick said her team took away several positives from the loss. Farmington finished the night with a 36-33 edge in rebounding and played solid defense from beginning to end.

"The girls did everything  we needed them to do," Chadwick said, "but when the shots aren't falling
they have to get to the basket for some easy buckets or get to the free throw line."

Sofia Chadwick 13 points, 4 assists, 3 steals (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Sofia Chadwick led the Tigers with 13 points, four assists and three steals. Abby Gallus added nine points and pulled own a career-high eight rebounds.

The Tigers face a tough challenge Tuesday night when they travel to Chaska to take on the conference-leading Hawks.