Northfield Girls Ratchet Up Defense in Win Over Faribault
The Northfield Raiders and Faribault Falcons girls basketball teams are evenly matched. Their two games this season are proof of that.
In early December in Faribault the Raiders trailed most of the game but got Faribault's lone senior, Isabel Herda to foul out with 3:29 to go and finished strong for the 47-43 win.
Friday night in Northfield a similar game was seen with Northfield leading 18-14 at the half, Faribault came back and had a 7 point lead with about 6 minutes to go but the Raiders stepped up their defense and hit their free throws down the stretch to pull out a 43-34 victory.
Faribault finished the game with 28 turnovers, Northfield scoring 17 points off them while the Raiders had 15 turnovers and the Falcons scored 4 points off those.
That was clearly the difference in the game along with free throws and bench scoring.
Northfield was 10 of 17, Faribault 4 of 10 from the free throw line.
Falcons had 3 points from their bench compared to 10 from Northfield.
The Raiders had a 18-14 first half lead which they probably felt should have been larger because the Falcons had 17 first half turnovers that Northfield converted into 9 points.
Raiders finished first half with 8 turnovers, 2 points scored by Falcons.
The Cashwise Foods and Pharmacy of Owatonna Delivery of the Game went to Northfield's Tatum Sawyer. The freshman hit some clutch free throws to extend the lead late and led her team in scoring with 10 points.
Amira Williams, 8th grade student was top scorer for the Falcons with 11 points. She was the Malecha's Auto Body of Faribault Crunch Time Faribault Player of the Game
With the win Northfield is 3-8 in the Big Nine, 3-11 overall and Faribault fell to 3-9 in league play, 4-12 overall.
The Falcons host Winona Tuesday while Northfield goes to Rochester John Marshall. Both games are scheduled to have varsity start at 7:30 p.m.
Here are some other girls basketball scores from the area:
- Bethlehem Academy 52 Medford 44
- Hayfield 60 Maple River 34
- Kenyon-Wanamingo 55 Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 49
- NRHEG 52 Randolph 48
- United South Central 56 Immanuel Lutheran 28
- Orono 57 New Prague 49
- St. Clair 63 Mankato Loyola 36
- Lanesboro 70 Leroy-Ostrander 49
- GHEC-Truman-Martin Luther 59 Cleveland 54
- Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons 70 Madelia 53
- Grand Meadow 51 Southland 32
- Lake City 47 Cannon Falls 35
- Blooming Prairie 55 Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 41
- Mabel-Canton 66 Lyle-Pacelli 36
- Mayer Lutheran 80 Sibley East 40
- Rochester Lourdes 61 Pine Island 14
- Kingsland 52 Spring Grove 30
- Norwood-Young America 53 Tri-City United 47
- Red Wing 60 Albert Lea 44
- Austin 81 Rochester John Marshall 54
- Waseca 42 Fairmont 36
- Owatonna 48 Mankato East 37
- Rochester Century 59 Mankato West 44
- Rochester Mayo 64 Winona 53