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Farmington remains undefeated with commanding conference win over Shakopee

By Ryan Williamson, SportsEngine, 01/11/19, 10:00AM CST


The Tigers one-two punch of Sophie Hart and Paige Kindseth made Friday's performance look routine.

Sophomore center Sophie Hart (34) lays the ball up for two of her game-high 18 points. Farmington earned a 68-46 conference win in commanding fashion over Shakopee on Friday night. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

During Friday’s game, Farmington sophomore center Sophie Hart was constantly cutting through the middle of the paint and catching passes from her teammates. But there was one pass in particular that stood out.

In the second half against Shakopee, Hart was running down the floor with sophomore guard Paige Kindseth. Dribbling into the paint, Kindseth delivered a behind-the-back pass that landed right in the hands of Hart. The 6-foot-4 post quickly grabbed the ball and scored a layup with ease while the Tiger fans roared with excitement.

Paige Kindseth eyes up her shot before sinking three in the second half. Kindseth tallied 10 points in Farmington's 68-46 win over conference foe Shakopee at Shakopee High School. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

First report

Farmington remained undefeated Friday, winning its 12th consecutive game by defeating South Suburban Conference foe Shakopee 68-46 at Shakopee High School.

Junior guard Molly Mogenson had a double-double to help lead the way for the Tigers, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A by Minnesota Basketball News, as she tallied 10 points and 13 rebounds.

In the post, Farmington (12-0, 6-0) had the advantage all evening. That had a lot to do with sophomore center Sophie Hart who finished with a team-best 18 points in while also pulling down eight rebounds.

Two other Tigers also had double digits in the win. Sophomore guards Peyton Blandin had 10 and Paige Kindseth had 12 points.

The Sabers (9-3, 4-2) fell behind early and never recovered. Shakopee’s biggest offensive threat was senior forward Isabell West, whose 15 points led the way. Senior guard Jaley Coplin was the only other Saber in double figures with 10 points.

Isabell West (34) makes a move to the baseline around defender Molly Mogensen (24). West scored a team-high 13 points for Shakopee on Friday night. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SporstEngine

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