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Girls basketball: Shots don't fall in league road losses for FHS

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Girls basketball: Shots don't fall in league road losses for FHS
Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

Farmington shot 34 percent from the field while dropping a pair of Missota Conference road games last week.

The Tigers fell to New Prague 56-44 last Tuesday and 55-52 to Holy Angels Friday night in Richfield. They won back-to-back games over the same two teams in mid-January at Tiger Gym, but have since lost six of seven.


Poor shooting led to first-half deficits in both games. Against Holy Angels, the Tigers made just eight of 30 shots in the first half and fell behind 24-19. They shot just under 50 percent in the second half and got within a possession in the final minute, but couldn’t connect on an open shot that would have tied the game.

“The girls played a tough game, but we struggled against their size again and we were not physical enough on the boards in the second half,” Farmington coach Sondra Chadwick said.

Jordyn Homeier led the Tigers with 18 points. Sofia Chadwick scored 10 points and dished out eight assists and Kaitlyn Gorden grabbed 10 rebounds.

Abby Gallus scored seven points and hauled in six rebounds before leaving the game with a concussion.

Against New Prague, the Tigers fell behind 33-21 by halftime and couldn’t gain much ground in the second half.

“New Prague pressed and trapped the entire game, which led to some rushed shots for us.… I was impressed with the fact that despite being pressed the whole game, we only had nine turnovers,” Chadwick said. “They simply just shot better than us from the field.”

Chadwick scored 22 points and grabbed six steals to pace Farmington. Gallus added six points and Gorden had six rebounds.

The Tigers (9-12) compete again tomorrow night at Chanhassen.

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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