It certainly wasn’t the way the Festus JV girls basketball team wanted to end the season, but the same obstacle that has been plaguing them since their last win in January continued in their finale at Farmington Tuesday night. The Tigers just couldn’t get the offense going in a 44-20 loss to the Knights. The loss ends the Tigers’ season with a 5-14 record, and its eighth consecutive loss.
“We just weren’t able to get anything going against their match up zone,” said head coach Brian Frazier. “They were just a superior team.”
The Tigers fell behind 12-6 after the first quarter, and trailed by seven at halftime. But the third quarter was the determining factor as the Knights outscored Festus 14-3, and took a 30-12 lead into the final quarter.
Frazier noted that the Knights were a model of the kind of team he’d like the Tigers to be. “Farmington played the game the way its supposed to be played, and we’re just not there yet. It’s not for a lack of effort, we just need more game playing experience, and that starts with a good offseason.”
Hannah Warfel (9) led the Tigers with seven points, while Jess Hebenstreit (9) and Ashley Wood (10) chipped in with four points apiece. Kenzie Warfel (10) and Shelbi Ortmann (9) netted three and two points respectively.
“These kids are a great group of student-athletes,” noted Frazier. “I had a blast coaching them.”