Farmington’s boys basketball team saw its losing streak extend to five games with a pair of losses early last week at the Hastings Tournament.
The Tigers dropped their first-round contest to St. Thomas Academy, 77-64, on Tuesday, then exited the tournament after a 68-52 loss to Hastings on Wednesday.
Farmington’s boys basketball team hasn’t been about to slow down the opposition during its current three-game losing streak.
The Tigers gave up 80 and 77 points, respectively, in its first two setbacks of the season against Rochester Century and Spring Lake Park, then allowed Rochester Mayo to shoot over 50 percent from the field in a 79-74 loss last Tuesday in Rochester.
Justin Lavey averaged 5.8 points and scored in double figures just four times out of 27 games during his junior season. But with the top four scorers from last year’s team lost to graduation, Lavey provided more than his share of the points in the first game of his senior season.
For the last five years the Farmington basketball program has climbed steadily under head coach Shane Wyandt.
After a 1-24 record in Wyandt’s first season, the Tigers reached double figures in victories in 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08. The team finished just under the .500 mark over that three-year stretch. The hard work put in during that time was finally rewarded last season when a senior-led Tiger squad ran off an 11-game winning streak to clinch Farmington’s first boys basketball Missota Conference championship since 1962.
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