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3rd quarter spells doom for Eagles

By Ben Murphy

Farwell played at league leading Beaverton on Tuesday, suffering a 61-36 Jack Pine Conference boys basketball loss.

The Eagles had a strong first quarter, getting a three-pointer by Walter Mosby and eight points by Dylan Brown to trail just 14-13 after the first.

Curtis Robison scored four of Farwell’s six points in the second, as the Beavers pulled away to a 30-19 lead at the half.

Beaverton took control of the game in the third, outscoring Farwell 20-1 in the frame, with the Eagles getting just a Seth Baginski free-throw to trail 50-20 entering the fourth.

“Played well in the first half, definitely an indicator of our focus to improve throughout the year,” Farwell head coach Erik Schunk said. “Turnovers in the third quarter allowed them to spread out the score which we weren’t able to recover from.”

Brown led Farwell with 15 points, Mosby finished with 10 points, four rebounds and two steals and Robison had six points and two steals.

On Wednesday Feb. 6 the Eagles fell to visiting Carson City,falling 58-47 in a non-league contest.

Trent Marhofer scored six points in the first quarter as the squads played to a 10-all tie after the first, with Carson City pulling ahead 22-19 at the half, despite a pair of field-goals by Mosby.

Both teams netted 12 points in the third quarter, with Farwell’s Mitch Nordstrom hitting a three-ball and Brown hitting a field-goal and a free-throw to finish with three as well.

Carson City hit 11-of-14 free-throws and made three three-pointers in the fourth quarter to finish off the win. Farwell’s final frame was highlighted by a three-pointer apiece by Robison and Austin Hickey.

Marhofer finished with 10 points and two steals, Robison had eight points and three assists, Mosby had eight points and six rebounds, Jacob Sutton had five points and four boards and Brown had five points.

Farwell (3-12 overall, 2-9 Jack Pine Conference) hosts Roscommon tonight (Friday), play a make up game at Meridian on Monday and host Pine River on Tuesday.