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Farwell girls stumble at Beal City 35-29

The Farwell Lady Eagles dropped a low-scoring road basketball game Tuesday night, falling to Beal City 35-29.

“We played them pretty well, we played well enough to beat them but you have to have everything working for you,” Farwell head coach Tom Kleinhardt said. “We had a few turnovers and some loose balls that we didn’t get to, we have to treat each possession like it’s the last one and sometimes we don’t do that.”

The squads were knotted at 6-all after the first quarter but the Lady Aggies led the non-conference game 19-16 at the half.

Beal City padded its lead with a 10-5 scoring edge in the third to lead 29-21 entering the fourth and outscored Farwell 8-6 in the fourth to account for the final.

“Our last couple of games, we’ve struggled to score from the outside,” Kleinhardt said. “We’re getting shots, it’s just not falling. We just have to work a little harder to find the points. I can’t fault the girls for how hard they are playing, from start to finish they give me 100 percent and that’s all a coach can ask for.”

Jenna McKinley led the Lady Eagles with eight points, Caron White had six points and nine rebounds, Jenna Hamming had six points and seven boards, Kate Saupe had four points and eight rebounds, Nina Buccilli netted three and Jessie Theisen had two.

Farwell (7-9 overall,  5-7 Jack Pine Conference), played at Roscommon on Thursday, plays at Meridian on Monday and plays at Vestaburg on Tuesday.