(Bonne Terre) The Farmington Knightettes held off a late rally from North County to win the ball game 54-47 on KREI.
Farmington led 15-10 after one quarter of play and went up by as much as 11 points in the second quarter…
The Knightettes were up 27-21 at the half.
North County kept cutting into the lead with big help from six-foot-three senior Lainey Calkins…
Calkins finished with 17 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Farmington led 42-24 heading to the fourth.
The Knightettes went up by 12 points, but North County went on an 8-0 run to cut the lead to three points with a couple minutes to play…
Farmington scored the last four points of the game, all Grace Duncan free throws, to give the Knightettes their 15th win of the season.
Coach Rusty Sancegraw says he wanted his team to keep the ball close to the basket in the closing minutes…
Duncan and Jade Roth scored 10 points while Skylar Sweeney added 15 points for Farmington. Paris Larkin dropped 20 points for North County.
Farmington are now 15-3 and 2-1 in the MAAA conference. They host Ste. Genevieve on Thursday.
North County are an even 8-8 and 1-2 in the MAAA. They are at Potosi on Thursday.
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