WASHINGTON, Mo. — The Farmington girls basketball team returned from a two-week hiatus on Wednesday night, and opened a difficult stretch of road games with a solid 58-51 triumph at Borgia.
Farmington (8-1) held a narrow 25-23 lead at halftime after limiting Borgia to just five points in the first quarter, then locked up its sixth consecutive win by hitting several late free throws.
Molly Barnes paced the Knightettes with 16 points and Erin Littrell scored 12. Taylor Jensen hit two three-pointers to finish with nine points, and Brittany Gladbach added seven.
Maggie Vossbrink led all players with 18 points and five assists, while Katie Hellebusch scored 10 for Borgia.
Farmington, which is currently ranked seventh among Class 4 schools, will travel to Cor Jesu tonight before facing unbeaten St. Dominic at a neutral court on Saturday.
Valle 54, Delta 43
DELTA — The Valle Lady Warriors’ winning streak is now at six with a 54-43 win over the host team in Delta Tournament’s second round of play on Wednesday. Leading only by one at half, 16-15, the Lady Warriors used their speed and quickness to gain the advantage in the third quarter.
“They pressed us in the second half, but we were able to break through and make quite a few baskets in transition, “ said Valle coach Marty Weiler after the game. “The girls played very good defense and were able to make quite a few stops.”
Hannah Kuenzel scored 15 points to lead the Lady Warriors in scoring. Kara Figge hit three more three-pointers to help her have a 14-point evening. Leann Marquart finished with eight points, Kelsey Abt and Kelly Hermann both had six points, Megan Basler scored three and Lindsey Manshack chipped in two more.
Valle (7-2), which was seeded sixth in the tournament, had already beaten No. 3 Oran on Monday to go along with their defeat of No. 2 Delta on Tuesday. They will now face the No. 1 seed Meadow Heights on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the championship game.
Ste. Genevieve 66, Windsor 47
IMPERIAL — It’s two days, two wins for the Ste. Genevieve Dragons on Tuesday to start the New Year. Tied at half-time, the Dragons held the Windsor Owls to a big, fat zero in the third quarter, to take a 20-point lead and then go on to a 66-47 finish.
“We just played great defense,” said Ste. Genevieve coach Robbie Coleman who was not aware of the feat until one of his players called his attention to it late in the quarter. “After being tied at the half, I kind of gave them a little chewing and they really responded.”
Kory Faulkner led the scoring with 25 points, but Brock Meyer was not far behind at 22. Adam Roth finished with nine points, Keith Pfaff and Josh Meyer scored four points each, and Jacob Turek added two more.
The Dragons (7-3) will open conference play at Fredericktown on Friday.