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Farmington's Abby Gallus dribbles up the the court during a recent home game at Tiger Gym.

Girls basketball: Ranked teams roll by Tigers

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Girls basketball: Ranked teams roll by Tigers
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Two of the state's premier Class 3A teams made short work of Farmington last week.

Fourth-ranked Chaska led by 25 points at halftime in a 66-32 bouncing of the Tigers last Tuesday in Chaska. The return to Tiger Gym saw the Tigers close the gap some on Friday, but third-ranked Red Wing still exited with a 54-37 decision.

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"We are in a tough stretch right now. The Missota Conference is very tough this year, so we knew with a young squad like we have this season they would have some challenges competing. However, I was disappointed in our play last week at Chaska," Farmington coach Sondra Chadwick said. "We did not show up to play that evening and it showed.... We shot 4 of 22 from the floor and 3 of 12 from the free-throw line in the first half."

The shooting struggles continued against Red Wing. While the Tiger defense held the Wingers in check, the offense produced just 16 points over the first 18 minutes.

The first-place Wingers improved to 4-0 in the conference.

"We just need to keep working on our game shots and know that there is plenty to be learned about ourselves in these losses," Chadwick said. "We got plenty of open looks."

Sofia Chadwick paced the Tigers with 21 points and eight rebounds against Red Wing. Kaitlyn Gorden chipped in eight rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Chadwick accounted for a team-high 11 points against Chaska. She also grabbed five boards and five steals. Abby Gallus tacked on eight points.

The Tigers (2-13) continued their tough schedule Tuesday at sixth-ranked New Prague. They travel to Richfield to take on Holy Angels tomorrow night.

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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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