Ninth-ranked Lakeville North scored 51 points in the first half and shot 54 percent from the field in ending Farmington’s season with a 94-65 decision in the Section 1AAAA semifinals Saturday night in Lakeville.
A close game finally went Farmington’s way Friday night in Chanhassen.
After losing three straight Friday night games by a combined five points, the Tigers made some big shots down the stretch to close out a 61-59 road win over the Storm.
The Tigers lost a Friday Missota Conference contest on a shot in the last 10 seconds for the third straight week, this time falling to fourth-ranked Holy Angels 77-75 on a shot from the lane with six seconds left.
Losses like Friday night’s are getting all too familiar for the Farmington boys basketball team.
The Tigers led visiting Red Wing by six points with under four minutes to go, but the Wingers came back to tie the game late and iced a 61-59 victory on Ryan Boldt’s basket with six seconds remaining.
The Farmington basketball team needed a game like Monday night’s against Waseca.
“This was a nice refresher after a tough loss and a nice change of pace game during a very tough conference schedule,” coach Shane Wyandt said.
Mahtomedi (8-1) rallied from 10 down in the second half to defeat Farmington 62-57 Friday in the championship game of the Hastings Holiday Tournament.
The Tigers (5-4)led 38-28 at the break, but didn’t make a field goal over the first nine minutes of the second half.
Rochester Century jumped out to a 10-0 lead and never trailed in a 63-56 non-conference win over Farmington last Dec. 18.
The Tigers shot just 35 percent from the field and 28 percent from the free-throw line as they dropped their second straight and slipped to 3-3 overall. The team is in action again today against Burnsville in the first round of the Hastings Tournament.
The Farmington boys basketball team entered Friday night’s road game at Lakeville North averaging 78.5 points in its first four outings. The 10th-ranked (Class 4A) Panthers allowed an average of 55 over their first four games, all victories, and their defense was once again up to the task in an 84-63 win.
Two big scoring runs sparked the Farmington boys basketball team to a pair of lopsided victories last week.
The Tigers started the second half with a 16-0 surge in last Tuesday’s 71-54 win over Rochester Mayo at Tiger Gym.
Farmington got out to a good start, but Rochester John Marshall had an even stronger finish in Friday night’s season opener at Tiger Gym.
The Tigers started the game with an 18-3 run, but the Rockets snuck back within 11 by halftime and then scored a whopping 57 points in the second half to rally for an 85-70 victory.
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