Tuesday Roundup: Plenty of Tiger teams brave the snow
Numerous Farmington Tigers teams were in action last night besides the heavy snowfall. Both basketball teams, the boys' hockey team, boys' swimming and diving and gymnastics were all in action Tuesday night. While results were not available for gymnastics at the time of writing, it was a rough night for the Farmington teams as just girls' basketball came away with a win. Read summaries of the nights events below:
Girls basketball gets back on track
The Farmington girls' basketball team got back on track with a 71-42 win over Prior Lake Tuesday night after they lost to Apple Valley last Friday in the aftermath of nearly a whole week off of school and practice. The Tigers have suffered their only two losses the past two weeks (Apple Valley and to Chaska on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) after winning 15 in a row to start the season. However, they have not let things snowball and responded after each loss with a convincing blowout win. The Tigers are ranked No. 6 in Class AAAA with an overall record of 18-2 and sit atop the South Suburban Conference with a two-game-lead at 11-1.
Farmington led Prior Lake 32-24 at halftime before blowing out the Lakers 39-18 in the second half. The Tigers had four players score in double-figures and a total of nine different players scored. Junior point guard Molly Mogensen led the way with 16 points, sophomore Peyton Blandin had 14 and fellow sophomore Sophie Hart and junior Katelyn Mohr each added 10. Farmington travels to Rosemount on Thursday, Feb. 7, and then goes to Lakeville South on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Boys' swimming edged out by Shakopee
The Tigers boys' swimming and diving team hosted the Shakopee Sabres Tuesday night, Feb. 5, in their regular season finale and Senior Night, where they lost 97-89. Farmington won five events including the 200-yard medley relay, the 200 freestyle relay, junior Seth Krause in the one-meter dive, senior Zach Nelson in the 500 freestyle and freshman Brandon Wilcek in the 100 breaststroke.
They are slated to compete in two diving invitationals before sections—the first in Hastings on Saturday, Feb. 9, and the other at Dakota Hills Middle School on Saturday, Feb. 16. The Section 1AA meet is Wednesday, Feb. 20 through Friday, Feb. 22 at the Rochester Recreation Center in Rochester.
Boys' hockey mired in a slump
The Farmington boys' hockey team has been in quite the slump since the start of Winter Break more than a month ago. After starting the season 4-4-1 heading into that break, the Tigers have gone 0-8-2 in the New Year, the majority of which has been made up of their SSC schedule. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Farmington traveled to Lakeville North where they fell to the Panthers 5-2.
After Lakeville North scored just minutes into the game, the Tigers tied the game on a goal by senior Zach Willis, assisted by junior Ryan Rouleau. However, the Panthers took a 2-1 lead before the end of the first period and never looked back. Lakeville North scored two more goals in the second period to lead 4-1 heading into the third. They scored their final goal midway through the third period to lead 5-1 before Farmington scored on a power-goal by junior Reed Kadrlik (assisted by seniors Quinn Rudrud and Mason Enright) in the final two minutes. The Panthers outshot the Tigers 32-24.
Farmington travels to Gentry Academy on Thursday, Feb. 7, and then goes to Prior Lake on Saturday, Feb. 9. They have six games left in their regular season before section playoffs start.
Boys basketball win-streak brought to an end
The Tigers boys basketball team's five-game winning streak ended Tuesday night when they traveled to Prior Lake to take on the No. 2 in Class AAAA Lakers as they lost 60-42. Farmington trailed 25-18 at halftime before being outscored by 11 in the second half. Senior Jacob Bormann was the only Tiger in double-figures with 11 points while senior Jameson Shrum and Carter Huschka each added eight points apiece.
Farmington is now back to .500 at 9-9 and still sit in fourth in the SSC with a 6-4 record. They have four-straight home games starting with Rosemount on Thursday, Feb. 7, and then three more next week.