Boys basketball: Tigers hope to halt streak in sectionSuffering through a five-game losing streak to end the regular season, Farmington’s boys basketball team got a little bit of good news earlier this week.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Suffering through a five-game losing streak to end the regular season, Farmington’s boys basketball team got a little bit of good news earlier this week.
The Tigers found out that — after closing out the regular season with a record of 9-17 — they would get to play in front of the home crowd one more time. The Section 1AAAA seeding awarded them the No. 4 spot, meaning they earned the right to host rival Northfield, the fifth seed, in the opening round of the tournament Wednesday night at Tiger Gym. The winner advances to take on top-seeded Owatonna in the semifinals on Saturday.
Northfield, which finished 4-21 in the regular season, managed a home-and-home split in a pair of overtime games against Farmington. The results of the third clash between the Highway 3 rivals can be found online at www.farmingtonindependent.com.
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The Tigers continued to struggle on the offensive end Friday night as they closed out their Missota Conference schedule at 3-11 with a 48-39 loss to the Wingers.
Senior Alex Michels scored team-high 14 points and Sebren Baer added 10 for Farmington, which scored just 17 points in the second half.
Thirty-eight percent shooting put a damper on Farmington’s Senior Night celebration as the Tigers dropped a 74-50 decision to Chanhassen.
Michels scored a double-double, dropping in 13 points and 12 rebounds. Andy Born added a season-high 11 points and Sebren Baer scored eight points and handed out four assists.