By Liam O’Neil
The Raiders fell on Tuesday night to the Farmington Tigers in the section quarterfinals 101-83. The outstanding score of 101 points was led by Brandon Hrncir and his 26 points, many of which came in the first half. The Tigers exposed the main weakness of the Raiders this season by turning the first half into a track meet, scoring countless transition baskets. This fast paced offense by Farmington led to 55 first half points. The Raiders struggled mightily in the first half, missing countless shots and giving up wide
open layups in transition.
The Raiders slowly entered the second half, having trouble finding the hole, until Senior Guard and MVP of the team, Soren Richardson began heating up. Soren ended the game with 30 points, a valiant effort but just not enough for the Raider Faithful to win. A less recognized key to victory came on the battle of the boards. While the Raiders had 5 more offensive rebounds than the Tigers with 18, Farmington had 13
more defensive rebounds, out-rebounding the Raiders 34-21.
This game also featured a great number of fouls, as the Raiders had 16 fouls to Farmingtons 22. Senior Forward Sam Scherer fouled out late in the game after a valiant effort including a close to buzzer beater 3-pointer at the end of the half, and a ridiculous NBA range 3 pointer. After a great season by the Northfield Raiders, the last bucket of the season was scored by Junior Big, Carter “Dumo” Dumonceaux. While the Raiders season may be at close, it was an amazing season by our seniors, and first year coach Matt Christianson.