Cardinals Win On The Road Against Har-Ber
December 2, 2009
SPRINGDALE The Farmington senior boys held off the Har-Ber Wildcats 58-49 to record an important early season non-conference matchup in Springdale on Nov. 24.
“This is a good win for our program,” said head coach Beau Thompson. “Two years ago we brought this exact group as sophomores over here, and got beat by 40. We are happy with this win.”
The Cardinals came out of the locker room smoking hot, hitting two 3-pointers inside the first minute and jumped out 8-0 on the Wildcats on their fl oor.
Collin Woodward accounted for nine of the Cards’ 16 points from behind the arc, hitting on three treys in the quarter. Har-Ber fought back hitting two treys in the fi nal seconds of the period to counter four 3-point buckets from Farmington and tie the score at 16 after one.
Evan Yochum hit two secondquarter threes and Jason Purdy had a a key steal and lay-up with a minute and a half on the clock as the Cardinals hung on to a 27-24 half time lead.
Yochum was done scoring for the day, but that didn’t keep him from helping his team get a victory.
“We kind of turned Evan loose defensively,” said Thompson. “That’s why we play that wide zone is basically for him. He’s such a good athlete. I thought he caused a lot of trouble tonight.”
The Wildcats didn’t make it easy for Farmington with three tripledigit scorers of their own. Chris Bayles of Har-Ber had 15, while Matter Toomer and Matt Bradley had 12 and 11 respectively.
Woodward had 18 points for the night on five 3-pointers and one traditional 3-point play, none bigger than the shot he threw in from the corner with 45 seconds on the clock that put the Cards up seven.
“It’s a good shot if it goes in,”joked Thompson. “We’ve got a lot of confidence in him. You can’t pull your shooters back. He’s made a lot of shots for me in three years.”
Following Woodward in the scoring column was Blake Abrecht with his requisite hustle points, 16 of them this time. Yochum had nine and Jason Purdy ended up with seven. Tyler Haskins had six and Jackson Crews hit two fourth-quarter free throws to round out the Cardinal scoring for the evening.
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