Girls basketball: Wins keep piling upFor the second time in five years, the Farmington girls basketball team has won its first eight games to start the season.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
For the second time in five years, the Farmington girls basketball team has won its first eight games to start the season.
The winning streak continued with another lopsided affair last Wednesday at Ellsworth, Wis., as the Tigers surged to a 35-11 halftime advantage and gave up a season-low 31 points while coasting to a 58-31 victory.
Six-foot-two senior post player Jordan Bridges out-scored Ellsworth 13-11 in the first half and finished with a season-high 22 points. She was 9 of 11 from the field and hauled in six rebounds while helping the visitors to a 33-19 edge on the glass. Sarah Silber and Jamie Kenealy each grabbed five rebounds.
“We had a real nice first half — played some of our best basketball all year,” said Farmington head coach Jason Berg, who defeated his father — Ellsworth coach Dave Berg — head to head for the second straight year.
Senior Elena Koch added 12 points on 6 of 9 shooting and Paige Steele and Mariah Mincke each scored seven points. The Tigers shot just over 50 percent from the floor while holding Ellsworth to 27 percent.
The team hosted Faribault Tuesday night before opening Missota Conference play Thursday against third-ranked (Class 3A) Red Wing.