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Girls basketball: Turnover trouble trips up Tigers

The word seems to have gotten out around the Missota Conference that Farmington has a tough time dealing with full-court defensive pressure.

Eighth-ranked New Prague and Holy Angels both visited Tiger Gym last week and used their press to give the Tigers problems. The Trojans forced 24 turnovers in their 60-45 win last Tuesday and the Stars came to town Friday and limited the home team to 13 first-half points while forcing 24 turnovers in a 51-35 decision.

The Tigers remained winless in the conference as their losing streak stretched to 12 games.

"We struggled against their defensive pressure and did not shoot the ball well, even though we had some open looks," Farmington coach Sondra Chadwick said of Friday's loss. "We had a lot of unforced turnovers and we couldn't seem to find a flow on offense."

Sofia Chadwick scored over half the team's points, scoring 18 and grabbing six rebounds and three steals. Alicia Hett added six rebounds, three steals and three assists and Aly Grebner chipped in five points and six rebounds.

Kaitlyn Gorden stepped up with seven first-half rebounds before breaking her nose.

Farmington's posts only managed four points in last Tuesday's loss. The lack of an inside threat showed at the free-throw line where New Prague outscored the Tigers, 22-2.

"I felt that we shot the ball well. However, we did not keep our composure against New Prague's pressure defense," Chadwick said.

Chadwick dropped in 18 points and handed out four assists. Abby Gallus added 10 of her 12 points in the first half and dished out four assists and Hett scored 11, all after the break, and added four assists.

The Tigers (2-22) traveled to Northfield Tuesday and close out the regular season at home tomorrow night against Chahnassen.