(Farmington) A big second half lifted the Farmington boys basketball team past Central by a final score of 78-67 tonight on J98.
The Rebels looked strong early as they raced out to a six-point lead at halftime 35-29.
However, the Knights came out on fire in the third quarter and were able to quickly take the lead after senior Brant Gray poured in back-to-back triples.
Once Farmington was able to move out in front, they never looked back as they outscored Central 31-12 in the third quarter to take a commanding thirteen-point lead into the fourth.
Then it was the junior tandem of Isaiah Robinson and Bracey Blanton who helped the Knights pull away down the stretch.
Robinson was named the Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game as he finished with 18 points and several huge blocks on the night.
The Rebels were able to tighten things up over the final few minutes but the Knights were able to hold on for the 11-point victory.
Farmington head coach Terry Noble says his team’s aggressiveness to get to the basket in the second half is what turned the tide in the game.
Farmington improves to (8-3) on the season and (1-0) in MAAA play and will be back at home on Wednesday when they will host the Seckman Jaguars.
Central falls to (9-3) and (0-1) in MAAA play and will be back on the road on Tuesday when they travel to take on the Sikeston Bulldogs.
Full Game Audio – Farmington 78 vs. Central 67:
Full Postgame with Terry Noble: