Girls basketball: Tiger streak past Stars, Raiders for first two-game win streakApparently the Farmington girls basketball team didn’t dwell on its season-low 30 points in a recent home loss to Shakopee. Instead, the Tigers doubled that total with their best shooting night of the season as they picked up Missota Conference win No. 1 with a 60-51 victory over Holy Angels last Tuesday in Richfield.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Apparently the Farmington girls basketball team didn’t dwell on its season-low 30 points in a recent home loss to Shakopee.
Instead, the Tigers doubled that total with their best shooting night of the season as they picked up Missota Conference win No. 1 with a 60-51 victory over Holy Angels last Tuesday in Richfield.
The team shot just 28 percent against Northfield Friday night at Tiger Gym, but put the clamps down defensively as it scored its first back-to-back wins of the season with a 47-42 decision over the rival Raiders.
“I have been stressing defense all year, and this is a perfect example of why,” Farmington coach Sondra Chadwick said. “We can overcome a poor shooting night as long as we can limit the opportunities of the other team.”
The Tigers trailed the Raiders 22-12 early on before finishing the first half on an 11-2 run that cut the deficit to a single point. Another run early in the second half gave the home team the lead for good.
The Raiders, who entered with a record of 9-5, scored just 20 points over the final 22 minutes.
“We worked very hard in practice leading up to this game on our defense as we knew we would be outsized. Northfield starts four players over 6 feet tall,” Chadwick said. “That defensive pressure paid off as our shooting was cold, but our defense allowed us to get back into the game.”
Senior guard Isis Alexander led a balanced scoring attack with 11 points and grabbed four steals. Taylor Meyer was held to eight points, but added eight rebounds, four steals and three blocked shots and Sofia Chadwick chipped in with eight points, four rebounds and four steals.
Meyer scored a game-high 21 points and hauled in 11 rebounds against Holy Angels. Mariah Mincke added 19 points, including 17 in the second half, as she made 9 of 13 shots from the field.
Chadwick added six points, six rebounds, seven steals and four assists and Gabby White came off the bench to score six points and grab five steals.
The Tigers (3-12)are back in action tonight when they host New Prague for a Missota Conference game at Tiger Gym.