FARMINGTON — The Farmington boys basketball team honored eight seniors before their final home game on Friday night, and its defense left quite an impression on the visiting Jackson Indians.
The 10th-ranked Knights allowed only 13 points during a dominant second half, and collected their sixth straight victory in a 55-36 triumph, as Jackson finished 0-for-13 from three-point range.
Post player Korde Detring was the recipient of several excellent assists off dribble penetration, and finished with a game-high 20 points for Farmington (18-3), which committed only three turnovers before halftime.
Bryan Krause scored 14 points and put the Knights ahead to stay with a three-pointer early in the third quarter. His transition layup off a Lance Miller steal continued a 12-2 spurt that Taylor Denman capped with another triple.
Jackson (9-10) not only struggled to prevent the Knights from driving, but also missed numerous contested chances within six feet of the basket down the stretch.
The Indians focused their attack around 6-5 junior Henry Williams, who tallied 17 points and 12 rebounds on the night. Williams would sit with three fouls immediately after giving Jackson its final lead of 27-26, and the Knights promptly seized control.
Farmington alertly recognized a sudden mid-court trap while running a lengthy possession in the fourth, and a quick entry pass gave Detring his second straight field goal for a 45-32 advantage with 4:45 remaining.
Miller netted 11 points and Taylor Denman added eight, while Nick Baker claimed seven rebounds in the victory. Denman put Farmington ahead 20-15 on his first three-pointer following five early lead changes.
The Indians received their only other significant scoring output from sophomore Bobby Clark with 13 points. Jackson closed the first period with a 13-12 lead, and neither team received points from its bench.
Jackson 12 11 7 6 – 36
Farmington 13 11 14 17 – 55
Jackson – Williams 17, Clark 13, McDowell 4, Harris 2. 3-point FG – None.
Farmington – Detring 20, Krause 14, Miller 11, Denman 8, Baker 2. 3-point FG – Denman 2, Krause, Miller.