Defense can’t slow down Century, SLPFarmington had trouble slowing down the offenses of Rochester Century and Spring Lake Park in a pair of non-conference boys basketball losses last week.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Farmington had trouble slowing down the offenses of Rochester Century and Spring Lake Park in a pair of non-conference boys basketball losses last week.
The Tigers gave up a season-high 80 points in their first loss of the season last Tuesday in Rochester, then allowed 77 points in a 21-point loss Friday at Spring Lake Park. In the season’s first two games they held Rochester John Marshall and Winona to 62 and 54 points, respectively.
Senior guard Kyle Winkelman led the Tigers in scoring in both of last week’s games, putting up 20 points in each loss. Senior Connor Duffy added 18 points — including four three-pointers — against Century as the Tigers shot 51 percent from the field. The 4-0 Panthers, led by Nate Kruisselbrink’s career-high 27 points, shot 52 percent and connected on 23 of 35 free throws to put the game away.
Farmington got nine points from freshman Darren Beenken and eight apiece from junior Alex Michels and senior Mike Jolliff.
Michels, Jolliff and Duffy each scored eight points in Friday’s 77-56 loss at Spring Lake Park. Justin Lavey added six points and Beenken scored four.
The Tigers played their third straight road game Tuesday at Rochester Mayo and resume their schedule next Tuesday against St. Thomas Academy at the Hastings Holiday Tournament.