Girls basketball: Pair of blowouts keep Tigers perfectTwo more lopsided victories helped Farmington continue its perfect start to the girls basketball season last week.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Two more lopsided victories helped Farmington continue its perfect start to the girls basketball season last week.
The Tigers held Lakeville South to 14 second-half points in a 63-39 win at Tiger Gym last Tuesday, then limited Minneapolis Washburn to 17 points after the break in a 62-35 road win Friday night in Minneapolis.
Washburn managed just one point in the opening nine minutes of the game. The Tigers built a 22-5 advantage before Washburn closed to a 30-18 halftime score.
The Tigers were able to pull away after that, limiting the Millers to four field goals in the second half.
“The kids did a good job of playing through some interesting calls,” coach Jason Berg said. “They held their composure and really did a good job of defending in the second half.”
Senior Jordan Bridges did the bulk of her damage after the break, scoring 15 of her game-high 21 points on 8 of 9 shooting from the floor. She also grabbed seven rebounds, helping the visitors to a 39-19 advantage on the glass.
“The players did a good job of finding Jordan vs. their zone and she did a good job finishing,” Berg said.
Taylor Meyer matched her season average with 18 points and added seven rebounds and six assists.
Elena Koch added six points and 11 rebounds and Paige Steele scored six points, handed out five assists and grabbed three steals.
The Tigers used a similar second-half surge to pull away on Tuesday as they outscored the Cougars 32-14 after the intermission on their way to a 63-39 win.
Meyer and Koch paced the Tigers with a pair of double-doubles. Meyer scored a game-high 20 points to go along with 10 rebounds and Koch scored a season-high 16 points and grabbed 10 boards.
Bridges added 13 second-half points and Shelby Calhoun scored six.
The Tigers close out the 2010 portion of their schedule with a road trip to Ellsworth (Wis.) next Wednesday afternoon.