Farmington boys basketball saw its losing streak reach four games after conference losses to the Storm and WingersInjuries to four starters — Darren Beenken, Nick Varner, Austin Bassett and Mac Bassett — left the Farmington boys basketball team short on experience during its two Missota Conference games last week.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Injuries to four starters — Darren Beenken, Nick Varner, Austin Bassett and Mac Bassett — left the Farmington boys basketball team short on experience during its two Missota Conference games last week.
Beenken and Mac Bassett missed last Tuesday’s home game against Chanhassen and Varner and Austin Bassett were out of the lineup Friday at Red Wing as the Tigers saw their losing streak stretch to four games with matching 77-55 losses.
“We are really struggling right now. It has really been a struggle plugging guys into new roles and really testing them,” Farmington coach Shane Wyandt said. “The lack of scoring and rebounding is really hurting us on both sides of the floor right now. We’re hoping to get some guys back this week.”
The Wingers knocked down nine three-pointers Friday night and led 41-23 by the break.
Johnny Dittman was the only Farmington player in double figures, scoring a season-high 14 points. Tom Sell scored nine points and Beenken and Alex Chadwick each tacked on seven.
Beenken played just 10 minutes as he continued to recover from an ankle injury.
The injury-plagued Tigers had even more trouble hanging with league-leading Chanhassen last Tuesday at Tiger Gym.
The Storm led 41-27 at the half and pulled ahead by as many as 28 points in the second half as they improved their record to 14-4.
Chadwick (four three-pointers) and Jake Hanson shared the team lead with 12 points. Dittman added eight points, Austin Bassett scored seven and Zach Speikers chipped in six.
The Tigers (6-13) hope to be healthier by the time they take the court tomorrow night against Holy Angels. They won the first match-up 66-42 on Jan. 13.