Northfield's size hasn't been its strongest asset all season and on Tuesday Farmington took advantage.
The Tigers imposed their will on the Raiders, getting out front by 20-plus points and putting four scorers in double-digits on the way to a 68-52 win.
"They were extremely physical," coach Andy Jaynes said. "We were a little taken aback by the physicality to start. They're strong."
An athleticism advantage got flexed throughout as Farmington (12-11, 5-6 Missota) turned many of Northfield's (6-16, 1-10 Missota) misses into fast breaks and hard finishes on the other end. Senior Billy Seeberg had a game-high 20 points to keep the Raiders in it and help cut the lead to single digits in the second half.
"It's hard to hang your head when your guys play as hard as ours do," Jaynes said. "The best part about is this is that they're not going to stop playing hard. That's still what we preach: the two things we can control is our attitude and our effort."
By the time Northfield got used to Farmington's physicality the game was well out of hand, and things didn't change much down the stretch as the Tigers kept a comfortable lead throughout.
"That's the best we could do tonight," Jaynes said.
Northfield is scheduled to play at Academy of Holy Angels on Friday.
Seeberg, 20; Harris, 11; Nelson, 6; Shepley, 5; Robideau, 4; Sannes, 2; Mathison, 2; Eckhoff, 2.
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