Girls basketball: Losing streak reaches eight gamesTaylor Meyer can’t get back soon enough for the Farmington girls basketball team. The young Tigers continued to struggle last week without their six-foot senior leader, falling to 0-8 after lopsided losses to Hudson (Wis.) and Rochester Mayo.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Taylor Meyer can’t get back soon enough for the Farmington girls basketball team.
The young Tigers continued to struggle last week without their six-foot senior leader, falling to 0-8 after lopsided losses to Hudson (Wis.) and Rochester Mayo.
Meyer, a three-time all-conference selection and 1,000-point scorer, tore a ligament in her knee late last summer that forced her to miss the entire soccer season and the start of basketball. After a recent check-up with her doctor, she’s hoping to be back in the lineup for the Tigers’ Missota Conference opener next Friday at Red Wing.
With Meyer still on the bench, the Tigers had no match for Rochester Mayo’s two six-foot post players in a 60-36 loss Thursday at Tiger Gym.
The Spartans led just 21-13 at the break before opening the second half with a 21-4 surge that put the Tigers away. Farmington didn’t score its first basket of the second half until the 10:55 mark.
“We knew coming in that Mayo would be a tough match-up for us,” Farmington head coach Sondra Chadwick said. “We will need to take better care of the ball and be more aggressive on offense.”
Isis Alexander and Sofia Chadwick each scored nine points for the Tigers, who play again this week in a four-team tournament at Orono.
The team’s nine-game losing streak dating back to last season’s section final is the program’s longest since an 18-game losing streak that lasted from January to December of 2005.
Hudson 50, Farmington 35
Hudson scored the game’s first nine points and never trailed in a 50-35 home win over Farmington last Tuesday.
“This game was a good learning experience for the girls as we came out not ready to play,” Chadwick said. “We were out-hustled and out-rebounded throughout the game. They were more aggressive and it just shows that we need to be stronger.”
Sofia Chadwick once again paced the visitors with 10 points and three steals. Alexander added seven points and four assists and Jeanna Gaalswyk came off the bench to contribute eight points and five boards.