Farmington Team Info
Abingdon-Avon Team Info
The Abingdon-Avon Tornadoes knocked the
second seeded Farmington Farmers from the ranks of the unbeaten,
40-33, reaching the semifinals of the Macomb-Western Holiday
Tournament for the first time as the A-Town consolidation. The
last time Abingdon reached the semis was in 2007.
The Tornadoes (8-2) fell to Farmington
(11-1) 61-40 earlier this month, but it was spirited end to the
first half that made sure a repeat performance would not be in
order. Farmington held a 12-8 lead late in the opening frame,
but went ice cold for the rest of the half. The Farmers could
manage just one field goal over the final nine minutes of the
half as A-Town outscored them 16-2 for a 24-14 halftime lead.
Abingdon-Avon handed away 13 turnovers in
the first half, but more than made up for it by shooting 71
percent (10-for-14) from the field.
Farmington continued to be frustrated by
the smothering A-Town defense in the third quarter. The
Tornadoes allowed just four points over the first seven minutes
after the break as A-Town’s advantage increased to 16 points at
34-18. Ryan Adolphson and Calen Mahr combined for 10 points in
the third quarter for A-Town.
Farmington dialed up the pressure in the
final quarter, forcing eight A-Town turnovers. Farmington
blanked the Tornadoes for almost seven minutes, scoring the
first 10 points of the quarter to climb within 36-33.
A-Town, which gained a 26-14 advantage in
points in the paint, finally hit Mahr and Adolphson inside
against a gambling Farmington defense to push the lead back to
its final margin of seven. Farmington misfired on three shots
behind the arc down the stretch in an attempt to get closer.
A-Town shot 59 percent for the game,
overcoming 24 turnovers. Hunter Darst and Ryan Adolphson each
had nine points and eight rebounds in the victorious effort. The
Tornadoes will take on the winner of Monmouth-Roseville and
Central tomorrow at 1:00 in the semifinal round.
Farmington’s Jaden Rutledge led all players in the game with 11
points. Jakob Uryasz tallied 10. The Farmers will come back
Saturday at 9:00 am for a game against either Monmouth-Roseville
December 29, 2017