2018 Game 16 Recap:  Farmington vs. Camp Point Central

Box Score

Farmington Team Info
Camp Point Central Team Info

 

In the second time in as many years, Camp Point Central has upset a #3 seed in the quarterfinals of the Macomb-Western Holiday Tournament.  Last year, it was #3 Monmouth-Roseville falling to the Panthers.  This year, Camp Point Central’s (9-3) victim was the #3 seeded Farmers of Farmington (11-2).  The Panthers scored only nine points in the first half of this contest, but stormed back to score 35 after halftime.

Taking a 16-9 lead into halftime, the Farmers knew that kind of scoring futility for both teams wouldn’t last.  Little did they realize, they would get outscored in the 2nd half 35-20 by a charging Camp Point Central Panthers squad that was gunning for back-to-back trips to the semifinals.  Farmington won the battle inside, outscoring the Panthers 28-22 in the paint.  However, Camp Point would favor the rebound battle (30-21) and would shoot better from the floor (43.8% to 38.5%), 3-point land (30% to 9.1%), and the free throw line (50% to 45.5%).

Farmington hit 7-of-16 from beyond the 3-point line in their opening round game against Liberty, but against Camp Point Central, they would only sink one 3-pointer out of 11 attempts.  Farmington does run the floor well as evidenced by their eight converted fast break points.

Camp Point Central made it to the 1A state football title game, where they fell to Forreston.  Since the football season ended, the Panthers have only lost one game, to the Raiders of Quincy Notre Dame back on December 14th.  In that six-game stretch before this tournament, they defeated two other fellow semifinal teams:  West Hancock and Monmouth-Roseville.  That win versus West Hancock was the Titans’ only loss of the year.  After their first two games in this tournament, Camp Point has handed just the second loss to both Lewistown (12-2) and Farmington (11-2).

The Panthers were led in scoring by Jalan Vance’s 13 points.  Last year’s CPC All-Tournament selection Lane Ippensen pitched in 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds and two blocks.

Farmington’s lone double-digit scorer was Dalton Powell, who finished with 10 points and a game-high four assists.  Coe Jansen added eight points.

Camp Point Central will advance to the semifinals, to be played on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm.  That game (Game #22) will be against the Eureka Hornets.  Farmington will now compete for 5th place, as they will play Illini Bluffs in the 10:30 am game (Game #20) on Saturday morning.  Both mentioned games are at WIU’s Western Hall.


Chris Derry

December 28, 2018
 
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