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Boys basketball: No. 10 Hutch hands Tigers 71-60 setback

Hutchinson's physical play gave Farmington trouble.

Tenth-ranked (Class 3A) Hutchinson built a 27-19 halftime advantage and led the rest of the way in Friday's 71-60 home win over Farmington.

The visiting Tigers committed 28 turnovers and were out-rebounded, 38-33, while losing their third game in a row.

"Very physical game, which is their style, and that gave us problems," Farmington coach Shane Wyandt said. "They are big and athletic. We committed way too many turnovers and they outplayed us."

Hutchinson started the season with 12 straight wins before losing Missota Conference road games to Holy Angels and Shakopee in late January. The Tigers have bounced back with a pair of double-digit victories over Prior Lake and Farmington and now stand at 15-2 overall.

Farmington, which fell to 4-14, was led by senior guard Kyle Winkelman's 24 points. It was his seventh time scoring over 20 points this season.

Fellow seniors Mike Jolliff and Connor Duffy each added nine points, with Duffy tacking on eight rebounds and four assists.

Alex Michels had eight points, a team-high nine rebounds and five blocked shots.

The Tigers resume their schedule this week with a pair of home games. They hosted Red Wing on Tuesday and will be back at Tiger Gym tomorrow night against a Shakopee team that beat them 52-51 back on Jan. 19.

Matt Steichen

Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.

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