Farmington's Sophie Hart (32) goes up for two of her team-high 16 points against Lakeville North Tuesday night. The Tigers defeated the Panthers 64-44 at Farmington High School. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
Molly Mogensen was honored for setting Farmington’s co-ed all-time scoring record on Tuesday. Come March, she's hoping her Tigers go down as one of the school's all-time teams.
In a rematch of last year’s Class 4A, Section 1 championship game, Farmington, ranked No. 3 in Class 4A by Minnesota Basketball News, pummeled South Suburban Conference rival Lakeville North 64-44 at Farmington High School. The victory extends the Tigers’ winning streak to seven games.
Mogensen, a senior guard committed to Creighton, scored 10 of her 1,741 career points on Tuesday to surpass Farmington boys’ points leader, Gale Sprute (1957), at 1,736. Mogensen already had the girls’ record, which was previously held by her mother, Julie.
“She’s our leader, she runs our fast break. I think she had eight or nine rebounds in the first half alone,” said Farmington coach Liz Carpentier. “She just makes our team go. She has confidence, she can get to the rim and shoot the outside shot, too.”
Mogensen sat out much of the second half with a minor ankle injury. While on the court, she helped limit one of the state’s other top guards, Lakeville North’s Lauren Jensen.
Despite leaving with an injury early in the second half, Molly Mogensen (left) became Farmington's all-time leading scorer in the Tigers' 64-44 victory over Lakeville North. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
In a rematch of last year’s Class 4A, Section 1 championship game, the script was flipped as Farmington defeated South Suburban Conference foe Lakeville North 64-44 on Tuesday night in Farmington.
The Tigers, ranked No. 3 in Class 4A by Minnesota Basketball News, forged an early lead and never looked back. Farmington (19-2, 12-1) took a 33-20 lead at halftime and led by as much as 19 points.
The Panthers (11-9, 8-5) trimmed the deficit to 43-35 with 10 minutes, 5 seconds remaining in the second half. Rose Wille converted a layup out of a timeout to reestablish the Tigers’ double-digit lead to halt the Panthers’ run.
Farmington junior center Sophie Hart, a class of 2021 top-50 commit per ESPN, put in a team-high 16 points. Senior guard Molly Mogensen, Farmington’s all-time scoring leader in boys’ and girls’ basketball who is committed to Creighton, added 10 points despite her sitting for much of the second half. Wille recorded 12 points and teammate Peyton Blandin had 11.
Mogensen helped shut down Lakeville North’s senior guard Lauren Jensen, an Iowa commit. Jensen was held to 14 points, six of which came on a pair of threes in the game’s final minutes. Sarah Kuma, a senior guard, led the Panthers offensively with a game-high 18 points.
Farmington, which has won seven consecutive games, has defeated Lakeville North in four of its last five meetings, which includes a 78-67 victory on Dec. 17 in Lakeville.
Lakeville North's Sarah Kuma (14) tries to create space to drive toward the basket as Farmington's Peyton Blandin (11) defends Tuesday night. The Panthers fell to the Tigers 64-44 in Farmington. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine
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