2023 Game 14 Recap: Rockridge 48, Farmington 36

Third seed Rockridge Rockets took the lead at 6:08 in the 1st quarter and never gave it back.  They advance to the semifinal round on the heels of a 48-36 win over the Farmers of Farmington.  Points in the paint were the key category in this one, as Rockridge used short distance, high-percentage buckets to lead the category by a count of 28-8.  Rockridge also out-rebounded Farmington 27-20, including converting nine offensive rebounds into nine second-chance points.  The Farmers creeped back, coming within four points when it was a 32-28 score as recent as 3:01 left in the 3rd quarter.  But Rockridge extended their lead shortly after and never looked back.

Rockridge had two double-digit scorers in Carson Klemme (12 points) and Caleb Cunico (10 points).  Landon Bull pitched in eight points and had a game-high seven rebounds.  Landon Wheatley had half of his team’s eight steals, netting him a healthy four.  The Rockets played a fairly clean game, only turning the ball over nine times in the contest.

Farmington got 16 a game-high 16 points from reigning All-Tournament player Keauntrey Barnes.  Barnes also tied for the team lead in rebounds (four) with Landon Crawford.

Rockridge (10-3) advances to the semifinal round, where they will play West Hancock in Game 21, Saturday afternoon at 1:00pm.  Farmington’s (6-5) tournament continues as well.  They will meet Illini Bluffs in Game 19, Saturday morning at 9:00am, with a spot in the 5th place game on the line.

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Chris Derry
December 29, 2023

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