Boys basketball: Shakopee pulls away in second half of rematchA promising start gave way to another disappointing finish Friday night in Shakopee. The Farmington boys basketball team hung within 31-27 at the break before falling to the Sabers for the second time this season, 66-39.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
A promising start gave way to another disappointing finish Friday night in Shakopee.
The Farmington boys basketball team hung within 31-27 at the break before falling to the Sabers for the second time this season, 66-39.
The Tigers continued to struggle from the field, hitting just two shots and scoring four points over the first eight minutes of the second half. They finished with a season-low 12 points after the break.
“We out-scrapped them in the first half. We were getting to loose balls and rebounding pretty well,” Farmington coach Shane Wyandt said. “We got good shots to start the second, but they weren’t falling. We also weren’t rebounding as well and it kind of piled up on us.”
Alex Michels led the way with 11 points. Austin Bassett added 10 points.
The Tigers snapped a four-game skid with a 58-39 road win over South St. Paul last Tuesday night.
Darren Beenken paced the visitors with 18 points. Sebren Baer scored 11 points, Michels added eight and Bassett tacked on seven.
“We got to try a bunch of stuff and 18 guys got to play,” Wyandt said. “The game didn’t go perfectly, but it was fun to be able to do that.”
The Tigers, now 8-12 overall and 2-6 in the Missota, are averaging just 42.6 points per game during a five-game conference losing streak. They will try to get back into the win column this week when they host Holy Angels Tuesday and travel to Northfield Friday. Farmington beat both teams by one point earlier this season.
“In the conference and section, this is a huge week for us,” Wyandt said.